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macroscopic

[ mak-ruh-skop-ik ]

adjective

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


macroscopic

/ ˌməkrəʊˈskɒpɪk /

adjective

  1. large enough to be visible to the naked eye Compare microscopic
  2. comprehensive; concerned with large units
  3. physics capable of being described by the statistical properties of a large number of parts


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmacroˈscopically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • macro·scopi·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of macroscopic1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of macroscopic1

C19: see macro- , -scopic

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Example Sentences

What we experience as space and time are the product of quantum processes operating at a deeper, microscopic level – processes that don’t make much sense to us as creatures rooted in the macroscopic world.

The one example that she discusses where constructor theory can achieve something that the current theories cannot is to provide macroscopic laws that are truly irreversible.

The next better laws of nature might come from macroscopic objects, not microscopic ones.

His research interests are in understanding how macroscopic patterns and processes are maintained at the level of ecosystems and the biosphere.

At the macroscopic scale, how long an object takes to go from A to B is simply the distance divided by the object’s speed.

It is quite compact in appearance, and as a rule very few macroscopic crystals can be seen in it.

In the acute case of poisoning in man reported by Tiraboschi and Taito, no macroscopic changes were noted in the stomach mucosa.

Macroscopic and microscopic observations have to go hand in hand in the study of volcanic phenomena.

Their macroscopic appearances vary with the stage of the disease at which they are examined.

The macroscopic equations result from a process of averaging out, and may be different in different cases.

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