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mac·ro·cosm

 (măk′rə-kŏz′əm)
n.
1. The entire world; the universe.
2. A system reflecting on a large scale one of its component systems or parts.

[Medieval Latin macrocosmus : Greek makro-, macro- + Greek kosmos, world.]

mac′ro·cos′mic adj.
mac′ro·cos′mic·al·ly adv.
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macrocosm

(ˈmækrəˌkɒzəm)
n
1. a complex structure, such as the universe or society, regarded as an entirety, as opposed to microcosms, which have a similar structure and are contained within it
2. any complex entity regarded as a complete system in itself
[C16: via French and Latin from Greek makros kosmos great world]
ˌmacroˈcosmic adj
ˌmacroˈcosmically adv
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mac•ro•cosm

(ˈmæk rəˌkɒz əm)

n.
the universe considered as a whole (opposed to microcosm).
[1590–1600; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin macrocosmus; see macro-, cosmos]
mac`ro•cos′mic, adj.
mac`ro•cos′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrocosm - everything that exists anywheremacrocosm - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
extragalactic nebula, galaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
closed universe - (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object - a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
natural order - the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws
nature - the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
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macrocosm

noun
The totality of all existing things:
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Translations
macrocosmos
macrocosmmacrocosmos

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəʊkɒzəm] Nmacrocosmo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəʊkɒzəm] n [universe, society] → macrocosme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

macrocosm

nMakrokosmos m; the macrocosm of Italian societydie italienische Gesellschaft als ganzes or in ihrer Gesamtheit
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəˌkɒzəm] nmacrocosmo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

macrocosm

n. macrocosmo.
1. el universo como representación del ser humano;
2. el universo considerado como un todo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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