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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective miniaturized
Make on a smaller or miniature scale.‘miniaturized nuclear warheads’‘the devices seem to perform better the more they are miniaturized’
- ‘Finally, a different technology relies on catheters with several miniaturized solid state transducers as an alternative to the conventional manometry equipment.’
- ‘Despite the superficial difference in size and form, they could actually be considered miniaturized versions of the mighty scale trees.’
- ‘Sporadic heavy-handedness aside, the film works nicely both as a character drama and a cannily miniaturized epic, a modestly scaled but undeniably affecting fable with lingering moral heft.’
- ‘Taglines strike me as miniaturized mission statements.’
- ‘DNA chips are highly miniaturized devices containing an orderly, matrix-like arrangement of synthesized oligonucleotides or pure DNA fragments.’
- ‘Recent designs have miniaturized electrical motors activating a pusher plate within the device, but connected to externally carried batteries by wire, or by a transcutaneous electrical energy transfer system.’
- ‘They have been miniaturized so as to make them less threatening or intimidating to their small owners.’
- ‘The multifunction device combines miniaturized versions of a digital camera, PC camera, video recorder and audio recorder.’
- ‘On our part, we are fed zoological lies and stop-action sea life, affected dialogue and miniaturized characterizations.’
- ‘Current miniaturized off-the-shelf computers cannot handle that computational load.’
- ‘He explains that while the technology behind the device is not itself new, the fact that it is miniaturized to this scale is a breakthrough.’
- ‘Reducing masterpiece paintings is not a form of original artistic creation and miniaturized calligraphy eliminates the rich changes and methods of expression in traditional calligraphy.’
- ‘Although these systems are electronically and functionally complex, they can be miniaturized sufficiently so that one portion can be implanted and the remainder worn or carried easily in a pocket.’
- ‘This report is really disturbing for I am certain that some leftover, moldy Chinese food in my refrigerator is a perfect miniaturized replica of the lost continent of Atlantis.’
- ‘Fuel cells could replace power plants to produce electricity on a large scale; and they could be miniaturized to replace batteries in computers and even watches.’
- ‘The solution to these problems was to use miniaturized sensors and computers to give individual interceptors the ability to operate without support from a garage.’
- ‘Metd recently began collaborating with Duke University (Durham, NC) to develop miniaturized ultrasound devices.’
- ‘This time around the experiment involves hotheaded Navy pilot Tuck Pendleton and his ship being miniaturized to the size of a pin head and injected into a rabbit!’
- ‘The exhibits were miniaturized copies of paintings showing different architectural features and part of a garden of that time.’
- ‘In the grand scheme of things, I don't think that a few miniaturized atomic weapons will make any difference.’
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