microstate
noun Date: 1962 a nation that is extremely small in area and population

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  • microstate — mikroskopinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. microscopic state; microstate vok. mikroskopischer Zustand, m; Mikrozustand, m rus. микроскопическое состояние, n; микросостояние, n pranc. micro état, m; état microscopique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • microstate — /muy kroh stayt /, n. ministate. [1965 70; MICRO + STATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • microstate — noun a) A country that has a very small population and land area b) the specific detailed microscopic configuration of a system Ant: macrostate …   Wiktionary

  • microstate — mi·cro·state …   English syllables

  • microstate — mi•cro•state [[t]ˈmaɪ kroʊˌsteɪt[/t]] n. cvb gov ministate • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • microstate — ˈmīkrōˌˌ noun Etymology: micr + state (I) : an independent nation that is extremely small in area and population * * * /muy kroh stayt /, n. ministate. [1965 70; MICRO + STATE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microstate (statistical mechanics) — In statistical mechanics, a microstate is a specific microscopic configuration of a thermodynamic system that the system may occupy with a certain probability in the course of its thermal fluctuations. In contrast, the macrostate of a system… …   Wikipedia

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