macrocosm


mac·ro·cosm

noun \ˈma-krə-ˌkä-zəm\

: a large system (such as the entire universe) that contains many smaller systems

Full Definition of MACROCOSM

1
:  the great world :  universe
2
:  a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents
mac·ro·cos·mic \ˌma-krə-ˈkäz-mik\ adjective
mac·ro·cos·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MACROCOSM

  1. <almost the entirety of the vast macrocosm remains beyond our reach>

Origin of MACROCOSM

French macrocosme, from Medieval Latin macrocosmos, from Latin macr- + Greek kosmos order, universe
First Known Use: 1600

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