macrocosmic


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.macrocosmic - relating to or constituting a macrocosmmacrocosmic - relating to or constituting a macrocosm
Translations
makrokozmikus
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