mac·​ro·​scale | \ ˈma-krō-ˌskāl How to pronounce macroscale (audio) \

Definition of macroscale

: a large often macroscopic scale

Examples of macroscale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chemical manufacturing and materials science are industries where microscopic changes in microscopic systems can have major impacts on macroscale development. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 6 June 2022 This is the exact opposite of how plumbing works in our familiar macroscale world. Karmela Padavic-callaghan, Scientific American, 22 Feb. 2022 Sebald was interested in the subjective nature of history and in the tension between the macroscale at which world historical events are understood in retrospect and the individual scale at which they are lived. Brandon Taylor, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2021 Prior to their analysis of the Fayum portrait, researchers had successfully applied macroscale multimodal imaging to old masters paintings. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 26 Dec. 2017 If it could be made into ropes, a macroscale web would be able to snare a jetliner. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 18 Oct. 2017 But Drew realized that for all their faults on the macroscale, ion thrusters could work wonders on the microscale. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 8 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of macroscale

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macroscale

macro- + scale entry 5

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11 Jun 2022

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“Macroscale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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