macroscopic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary macr- + -scopic (as in microscopic) Date: 1872 1. large enough to be observed by the naked eye 2. considered in terms of large units or elements • macroscopically adverb

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  • Macroscopic — is commonly used to describe physical objects that are measurable and observable by the naked eye. When applied to phenomena and abstract objects, it describes existence in the world as we perceive it. Lengths scales generally considered… …   Wikipedia

  • macroscopic — MACROSCÓPIC, Ă, macroscopici, ce, adj. Care se referă la cercetările făcute cu ochiul liber; care se poate vedea cu ochiul liber. – Din fr. macroscopique. Trimis de claudia, 14.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Macroscopic ≠ microscopic Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Macroscopic — Mac ro*scop ic, Macroscopical Mac ro*scop ic*al, a. [Macro + Gr. ? to view.] Visible to the unassisted eye; as opposed to {microscopic}. {Mac ro*scop ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macroscopic — index perceivable, perceptible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • macroscopic — (adj.) 1872, from MACRO (Cf. macro ) + ending from MICROSCOPIC (Cf. microscopic). Related: Macroscopical; macroscopically …   Etymology dictionary

  • macroscopic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) visible to the naked eye; not microscopic. 2) relating to large scale or general analysis …   English terms dictionary

  • macroscopic — [mak΄rō skäp′i kəlmak΄rō skäp′ik] adj. [ MACRO + SCOP(E) + IC] 1. visible to the naked eye: opposed to MICROSCOPIC 2. having to do with large groups or units: Also macroscopical [mak΄rō skäp′i kəl] …   English World dictionary

  • Macroscopic — Large enough to be seen with naked eye, as opposed to microscopic. A big tumor may well be macroscopic while a tiny tumor is microscopic (cannot be seen without the aid of microscope). * * * 1. Of a size visible with the naked eye or without the… …   Medical dictionary

  • macroscopic — См. macroscopical …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macroscopic — macroscopically, adv. /mak reuh skop ik/, adj. 1. visible to the naked eye. Cf. microscopic (def. 1). 2. pertaining to large units; comprehensive. Also, macroscopical. [1870 75; MACRO + SCOPE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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