Meaning of miniaturize in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪtʃərʌɪz/

Translate miniaturize into Spanish


(also British miniaturise)
[with object]
  • Make on a smaller or miniature scale.

    ‘the devices seem to perform better the more they are miniaturized’
    • ‘it was only natural to miniaturize the battery to power small electronics like mobile phones’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Current miniaturized off-the-shelf computers cannot handle that computational load.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite the superficial difference in size and form, they could actually be considered miniaturized versions of the mighty scale trees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Taglines strike me as miniaturized mission statements.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The exhibits were miniaturized copies of paintings showing different architectural features and part of a garden of that time.’
    • ‘They have been miniaturized so as to make them less threatening or intimidating to their small owners.’
    • ‘In the grand scheme of things, I don't think that a few miniaturized atomic weapons will make any difference.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘DNA chips are highly miniaturized devices containing an orderly, matrix-like arrangement of synthesized oligonucleotides or pure DNA fragments.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Metd recently began collaborating with Duke University (Durham, NC) to develop miniaturized ultrasound devices.’
    • ‘Finally, a different technology relies on catheters with several miniaturized solid state transducers as an alternative to the conventional manometry equipment.’