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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.

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

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.
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"

macrocosm

noun
The totality of all existing things:
Translations
macrocosmos
macrocosmmacrocosmos

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəʊkɒzəm] Nmacrocosmo m

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəʊkɒzəm] n [universe, society] → macrocosme m

macrocosm

nMakrokosmos m; the macrocosm of Italian societydie italienische Gesellschaft als ganzes or in ihrer Gesamtheit

macrocosm

[ˈmækrəˌkɒzəm] nmacrocosmo

macrocosm

n. macrocosmo.
1. el universo como representación del ser humano;
2. el universo considerado como un todo.
References in periodicals archive ?
Looking at the matter macrocosmically and microcosmically the picture becomes comprehensible when one comes out of one's self, stands impartial and sees the "other" in his/her own situation; and also, when one comes out of his/her geographical set-up and judges others from the standpoint of his/her situations.
Their interaction requires an agency which can be conceived macrocosmically.
If an integral nexus between Social Justice and Equity can be plausibly established in the Indian context, SJB could also be macrocosmically seen as dichotomizing judicial administration of Equity and Law.
Before concluding, I want to suggest briefly that Gaskell's repositioning of the European south in relation to its northern counterpart mirrors macrocosmically a similar organization within England, and that this internal teleology attempts to synthesize a coherent nation through, not in spite of, the north-south dichotomy.