macrocosm

noun mac·ro·cosm \ ˈma-krə-ˌkä-zəm \

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

Origin and Etymology of macrocosm

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

macrocosm Synonyms

Synonyms
cosmos, creation, universe, nature, world
Related Words
existence, reality
Near Antonyms
nothingness, void

MACROCOSM Defined for English Language Learners

macrocosm

noun

Definition of macrocosm for English Language Learners

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


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