Micro vs Myopic - What's the difference?

micro | myopic |

As a proper noun micro

is a town in north carolina.

As an adjective myopic is

nearsighted; unable to see distant objects unaided.

As a noun myopic is

a short-sighted individual.



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
  • ----





    (en adjective)
  • nearsighted; unable to see distant objects unaided
  • Corrective lenses compensate for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye.
    A stronger prescription for myopic night drivers is often needed.
  • shortsighted; improvident
  • narrow minded
  • Synonyms

    * short-sighted * near-sighted


    * hyperopic


    (en noun)
  • A short-sighted individual.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2008, date=March 23, author=Polly Morrice, title=Descended From Salinger, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The offbeat little girls of “Playdate,” whose mothers stumble through parenthood, are not the first characters to feel like cultural descendants of Salinger’s children, those savants, myopics , guileless nose pickers and practicing belchers who seem to glow on the page, highlighting the shallowness of the adults. }}

    See also

    * presbyopic