miniaturize
miniaturize miniaturize v. t. To design or construct on a smaller scale.

Syn: miniaturise. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • miniaturize — (v.) 1946, from MINIATURE (Cf. miniature) (adj.) + IZE (Cf. ize). Minify in same sense is from 1670s, on analogy of magnify. Related: Miniaturized; miniaturizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • miniaturize — (Amer.) min·i·a·tur·ize || mɪnÉ™tʃʊraɪz / tʃə v. reduce to tiny or miniature size (also miniaturise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • miniaturize — [min′ē ə chərīz΄, min′i chərīz΄] vt. miniaturized, miniaturizing to make in a small and compact form miniaturization n …   English World dictionary

  • miniaturize — miniaturization, n. /min ee euh cheuh ruyz , min euh /, v.t., miniaturized, miniaturizing. to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum: to miniaturize electronic equipment. Also, esp. Brit., miniaturise. [1945… …   Universalium

  • miniaturize — [[t]mɪ̱nɪtʃəraɪz[/t]] miniaturizes, miniaturizing, miniaturized VERB If you miniaturize something such as a machine, you produce a very small version of it. [V n] ...the problems of further miniaturizing the available technologies. [V ed]… …   English dictionary

  • miniaturize — miniature ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of a much smaller size than normal. ► NOUN 1) a thing that is much smaller than normal. 2) a very small and minutely detailed portrait. 3) a picture or decorated letter in an illuminated manuscript. DERIVATIVES miniaturize …   English terms dictionary

  • miniaturize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1946 to design or construct in small size • miniaturization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miniaturize — verb To design or construct something on a miniature scale …   Wiktionary

  • miniaturize — min|ia|tur|ize also miniaturise BrE [ˈmınıtʃəraız US ˈmıniə ] v [T] to make something in a very small size >miniaturized adj ▪ a miniaturized listening device …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miniaturize — also ise BrE verb (T) to make something in a very small size miniaturized adjective miniaturization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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