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 Prior to their analysis of the Fayum portrait, researchers had successfully applied macroscale multimodal imaging to old masters paintings. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "How 21st-Century Technology Is Shedding Light on a 2nd-Century Egyptian Painting," 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, "Spinning spider silk into startup gold," 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, "The Sci-Fi Technology that Could Power Microbots," 8 Aug. 2017

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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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The first known use of macroscale was in 1931

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“Macroscale.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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