macroscopic

[mak-ruh-skop-ik]
Also mac·ro·scop·i·cal.

Origin of macroscopic

First recorded in 1870–75; macro- + -scope + -ic
Related formsmac·ro·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for macroscopically

Historical Examples of macroscopically

  • When the object is macroscopically red it is ready for examination.

  • Macroscopically, that's the effect we call reflection of light.

    The Mercenaries

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for macroscopically

macroscopic

adjective
  1. large enough to be visible to the naked eyeCompare microscopic
  2. comprehensive; concerned with large units
  3. physics capable of being described by the statistical properties of a large number of parts
Also called: megascopic
Derived Formsmacroscopically, adverb

Word Origin for macroscopic

C19: see macro-, -scopic
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Word Origin and History for macroscopically

macroscopic

adj.

1872, from macro- + ending from microscopic. Related: Macroscopical; macroscopically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

macroscopically in Medicine

macroscopic

[măk′rə-skŏpĭk]
adj.
  1. Large enough to be perceived or examined by the unaided eye.
  2. Relating to observations made by the unaided eye.
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