Updated: 10/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Illustration of a microscope.

Micro may refer to any of the following:

1. Micro (µ) is a scientific prefix used in the metric system that stands for .000001 (10-6, or one-millionth).

What is smaller than a micro?

With SI prefixes, nano is smaller than micro.

What is larger than a micro?

With SI prefixes, milli is larger than micro.

What is micro's non-decimal equivalent?

A mega (M) is the prefix used for 106.

2. Micro is a generic term, prefix, or adjective that describes an object that is relatively small compared to other, similar objects.

Measurements, Microcomputer, SI