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Scientific ContextPlay
Use 'microscopic' in subjects like biology or materials science where actual microscopes are used. SlideThe students were fascinated by the microscopic organisms in pond water.
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'Microscopic' suggests something is too small to see without special equipment. SlideA microscope reveals the microscopic details on a butterfly's wing.
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Figurative UsePlay
People might use 'microscopic' to hyperbolically describe very small things in everyday life. SlideHe squinted his eyes to read the microscopic print on the contract.