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macrocosm Explained

macrocosm at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1600, "the great world" (the universe, as distinct from the "little world" of man), from O.Fr. macrocosme (c.1300), from M.L. macrocosmus, from Gk. makros "large, long" (see macro-) + kosmos "cosmos." ///

macrocosm at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: macrocosmos, from Latin macro- ( MACRO-) + Greek kosmos ( COSMOS)]// a large, complicated system such as the whole universe or a society, considered as a single unit// → microcosm//

macrocosm at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "macrocosm":
Copernican universe, Einsteinian universe, Newtonian universe,
Ptolemaic universe, all, all being, all creation, allness, cosmos,
created nature, created universe, creation, everything that is,
expanding universe, macrocosmos, megacosm, metagalaxy, nature,
omneity, plenum, pulsating universe, sidereal universe,
steady-state universe, sum of things, system, totality,
totality of being, universe, whole wide world, wide world, world,
world without end

macrocosm at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (World): world, creation, nature, universe, earth, globe, cosmos, macrocosm, firmament.

macrocosm at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

any large complete structure that contains smaller structures, for example the universe

Macrocosm at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Macrocosm \Mac"ro*cosm\, n. [Macro- + Gr. ? the world: cf. F.
The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior
to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See

macrocosm at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution
of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: {universe},
{existence}, {creation}, {world}, {cosmos}]

macrocosm at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » ML. macrocosmus, formed from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » μακρός|tr=makros||great, long|lang=grc + Inter: term » κόσμος|tr=cosmos||universe, order|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈmæk.rəʊˌkɒ.zəm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"m{k.r@U%kQ.z@m/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈmæk.rəˌkɑ.zəm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"m{k.r@%kA.z@m/


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A complex structure, such as a society, considered as a single entity that contains numerous similar, smaller-scale structures.
    1. (used absolutely) The universe.


      * microcosm

      Derived terms

      * macrocosmic

      Related terms

      * cosmos


      Inter: trans-top » a complex structure containing numerous smaller-scale structures

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|macrokosmos|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Makrokosmos|m
  • Japanese: Inter: l » ja|大宇宙 (Inter: l » ja|だいうちゅう, daiuchū)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|макрокосмос|m|tr=makrokósmos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|macrocosm|n, Inter: t+ » ro|macrocosmos|n
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|gretavol, Inter: t- » vo|makrokosmod

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » the universe|universe
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: macrocosme {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Macrokosmos {{m}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * macroworld



    Inter: etyl » fr|ro macrocosme


    Inter: ro-noun » n|macrocosmuri
  • A macrocosm


    The plural of this word is rarely used.

  • Inter: ro-noun-inv » gend=n|def=macrocosmul|gd=macrocosmului


    * Inter: l » ro|macrocosmos


    * Inter: l » ro|microcosm
    • Inter: l » ro|microcosmos

    Translation: et » macrocosm
    Translation: el » macrocosm
    Translation: fr » macrocosm
    Translation: kn » macrocosm
    Translation: hu » macrocosm
    Translation: my » macrocosm
    Translation: pl » macrocosm
    Translation: ro » macrocosm
    Translation: fi » macrocosm
    Translation: ta » macrocosm
    Translation: vi » macrocosm
    Translation: zh » macrocosm