noun Etymology: French macrocosme, from Medieval Latin macrocosmos, from Latin macr- + Greek kosmos order, universe Date: 1600 1. the great world ; universe 2. a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents • macrocosmic adjectivemacrocosmically adverb

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  • macrocosm — MACROCÓSM s.n. (livr.) Lumea în totalitatea ei; Univers, cosmos. [Var: macrocósmos] – Din fr. macrocosme. Trimis de claudia, 08.10.2006. Sursa: DEX 98  MACROCÓSM s. v. univers. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  macrocósm s. n. (sil …   Dicționar Român

  • Macrocosm — Mac ro*cosm, n. [Macro + Gr. ? the world: cf. F. macrocosme.] The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; contrasted with microcosm, or man. See {Microcosm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macrocosm — (n.) c.1600, the great world (the universe, as distinct from the little world of man), from O.Fr. macrocosme (c.1300) and directly from M.L. macrocosmus, from Gk. makros large, long (see MACRO (Cf. macro )) + kosmos (see COSMOS (Cf. cosmos)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • macrocosm — cosmos, universe, world, *earth …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • macrocosm — ► NOUN 1) the whole of a complex structure. 2) the universe; the cosmos. DERIVATIVES macrocosmic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek makros kosmos big world …   English terms dictionary

  • macrocosm — [mak′rōkäz΄əm, mak′rəkäz΄əm] n. [Fr macrocosme < ML macrocosmus: see MACRO & COSMOS] 1. the great world; the universe 2. any large, complex entity: Opposed to MICROCOSM macrocosmic [mak′rōkäz′mik, mak΄rəkäz′mik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • macrocosm — [[t]mæ̱kroʊkɒzəm[/t]] N SING: usu the N A macrocosm is a complex organized system such as the universe or a society, considered as a single unit. [FORMAL] The macrocosm of the universe is mirrored in the microcosm of the mind. Ant: microcosm …   English dictionary

  • macrocosm — UK [ˈmækrəʊˌkɒz(ə)m] / US [ˈmækrəˌkɑzəm] noun [countable] Word forms macrocosm : singular macrocosm plural macrocosms a large complicated structure made up of many smaller parts that forms one unit, for example the Earth or the universe. A small… …   English dictionary

  • macrocosm — macrocosmic, adj. macrocosmically, adv. /mak reuh koz euhm/, n. 1. the great world or universe; the universe considered as a whole (opposed to microcosm). 2. the total or entire complex structure of something: the macrocosm of war. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • macrocosm — makrokosmosas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. macrocosm vok. Makrokosmos, m rus. макрокосмос, m pranc. macrocosmos, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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