U vs Micro - What's the difference?

u | micro |

As a letter u

is the letter u with an acute accent.

As a proper noun micro is

a town in north carolina.



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Etymology 1

Minuscule variation of U, a modern variation of classical Latin V, from seventh century Old Latin adoption of Old Italic letter .


  • The twenty-first letter of the .
  • See also
    (Latn-script) * (other scripts) Cyrillic * (wikipedia "u")

    Etymology 2


  • symbol for unified atomic mass unit
  • ).
  • (label) up quark
  • See also

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    Etymology 1


    (en adjective)
  • Small, relatively small; (used to contrast levels of the noun modified).
  • At the micro level he was a good manager. At the macro level he failed.
    * macro

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • (computing, dated)
  • * 1984 , Mike Gerrard, Bryan Skinner, Mr Chips comes home: micros and home education (page 23)
  • If you can possibly afford to spend a few more pounds then you should move up into the next price bracket, where the potential of the home micro starts to be realised.
  • * 1986 , Rachael Smith, Bomb Jack'' (video game review) in ''Your Sinclair issue 5, May 1986
  • So what sort of hero is this bounding, bomb collecting midget? The answer is an arcade hero - and now he's let loose in your micro courtesy of conversion kings, Elite.

    Etymology 3


  • (lb) micromanagement
  • Verb

  • (lb) to micromanage
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