Definition of Macrocosm

1. Noun. Everything that exists anywhere. "The biggest tree in existence"




Definition of Macrocosm

1. n. The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See Microcosm.

Definition of Macrocosm

1. Noun. A complex structure, such as a society, considered as a single entity that contains numerous similar, smaller-scale structures. ¹

2. Noun. (''used absolutely'') The universe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macrocosm

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Medical Definition of Macrocosm

1. The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; contrasted with microcosm, or man. See Microcosm. Origin: Macro- + Gr. The world: cf. F. Macrocosme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocosm

macrochires
macrochylomicron
macroclimate
macroclimates
macrocnaemia
macrococcus
macrocode
macrocolon
macrocomputer
macrocomputers
macrocondition
macroconditions
macroconidia
macroconidium
macrocornea
macrocosm (current term)
macrocosmic
macrocosmically
macrocosms
macrocrack
macrocracking
macrocracks
macrocranium
macrocryoglobulin
macrocryoglobulinaemia
macrocryst
macrocrystal
macrocrystalline
macrocrysts
macrocycle

Literary usage of Macrocosm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The German Pietists of Provincial Pennsylvania: 1694-1708 by Julius Friedrich Sachse (1895)
"... Man or macrocosm. for n, 14, 27, 37 days, ... though they had never seen nor heard of the Persons before. macrocosm ..."

2. New Curiosities of Literature: And Book of the Months by George Soane (1849)
"The macrocosm, or great world, has its seven pulses, described by the course of the planets, as their cessation is signified by the eclipses. ..."

3. The Follies of Science at the Court of Rudolph II: 1576-1612 by Henry Carrington Bolton (1904)
"The macrocosm has rivers, springs and seas; man has internal organs, ... The macrocosm has aerial animals; man has gnats and other winged insects. ..."

4. The Ved├ónta Doctrine of Sʹriʹ Sankarāchārya by Śaṅkarācārya, Alladi Mahadeva Sastri, Sureśvarācārya (1899)
"become co-extensive with the macrocosm. This the Sruti has declared ten times in the words " he unites with A'tman." , Having first enumerated the five ..."

5. Chapters in European History: With an Introductory Dialogue on the by William Samuel Lilly (1886)
"But if you look at the macrocosm without in the light shed by the microcosm within, if you call to your aid what, as I judge, is the most certain of all our ..."

6. Chapters in European History: With an Introductory Dialogue on the by William Samuel Lilly (1886)
"But if you look at the macrocosm without in the light shed by the microcosm within, if you call to your aid what, as I judge, is the most certain of all our ..."

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