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macrocosm

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noun mac·ro·cosm \ˈma-krə-ˌkä-zəm\

Simple Definition of macrocosm

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

Full Definition of macrocosm

  1. 1 :  the great world :  universe

  2. 2 :  a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents

mac·ro·cos·mic play \ˌma-krə-ˈkäz-mik\ adjective
mac·ro·cos·mi·cal·ly play \-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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