adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1947 very small — used especially of a very compact assembly of electronic equipment

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  • subminiature — [sub min′ē ə chər] adj. designating or of a very small camera, electronic component, etc., smaller than one described as “miniature” …   English World dictionary

  • subminiature — /sub min ee euh cheuhr, choor , min euh cheuhr/, n. 1. See subminiature camera. adj. 2. noting or pertaining to subminiature cameras, their accessories, or systems of photography. 3. smaller than miniature, as certain electronic components;… …   Universalium

  • subminiature — adj. smaller than miniature; suitable for 16 mm film, suitable for a subminiature camera n. camera that uses 16 mm film (Photography) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subminiature — adjective Compact or smaller than miniature …   Wiktionary

  • subminiature — adjective of greatly reduced size …   English new terms dictionary

  • subminiature — sub·miniature …   English syllables

  • subminiature — sub•min•i•a•ture [[t]sʌbˈmɪn i ə tʃər, ˌtʃʊər, ˈmɪn ə tʃər[/t]] adj. elo elm smaller than miniature, as certain electronic components • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • subminiature —   a. (especially of electronic components) very small.    ♦ subminiaturise, v.t. reduce to a very small size …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • subminiature — adj. 1 of greatly reduced size. 2 (of a camera) very small and using 16 mm film …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subminiature photography — is the practice of using unusually small cameras with unusually small film formats to make photographs. OverviewThe exact boundary between cameras and formats that are subminiature and those that are merely small is the subject of debate among… …   Wikipedia

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