macrocosm

noun mac·ro·cosm \ ˈma-krə-ˌkä-zəm \
Updated on: 9 Mar 2018

Definition of macrocosm

1 : the great world : universe
2 : a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents

macrocosmic

play \ˌma-krə-ˈkäz-mik\ adjective

macrocosmically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of macrocosm in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of macrocosm

French macrocosme, from Medieval Latin macrocosmos, from Latin macr- + Greek kosmos order, universe

macrocosm Synonyms

Near Antonyms

nothingness, void;

Related Words

existence, reality;


MACROCOSM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of macrocosm for English Language Learners

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


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