micron

micron

/ˈmʌɪkrɒn/ [my-chron]
noun
A unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, used in many technological and scientific fields.

Origin
Late 19th century from Greek mikron, neuter of mikros ‘small’.

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Moving only a single micron is very difficult to do, even with a very well tuned, adjustable microscope stage.

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