Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
Micro is an SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting 10-6 or one millionth. The symbol for it is the micro sign µ. In circumstances where only the latin alphabet is available, it is customarily written using the letter u (e.g. um for µm or uV for µV).
Confirmed in 1960, the prefix comes from the Greek µικρός (transliterated: mikros), meaning small.
Abbreviation: µ, u