macroscopic

[ mak-ruh-skop-ik ]
/ ˌmæk rəˈskɒp ɪk /

adjective

visible to the naked eye.Compare microscopic (def. 1).
pertaining to large units; comprehensive.

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Also mac·ro·scop·i·cal .

Origin of macroscopic

First recorded in 1870–75; macro- + -scope + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM macroscopic

mac·ro·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for macroscopic

macroscopic
/ (ˌməkrəʊˈskɒpɪk) /

adjective

large enough to be visible to the naked eyeCompare microscopic
comprehensive; concerned with large units
physics capable of being described by the statistical properties of a large number of parts
Also called: megascopic

Derived forms of macroscopic

macroscopically, adverb

Word Origin for macroscopic

C19: see macro-, -scopic
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Medical definitions for macroscopic

macroscopic
[ măk′rə-skŏpĭk ]

adj.

Large enough to be perceived or examined by the unaided eye.
Relating to observations made by the unaided eye.
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