Definitions for macrocosmˈmæk rəˌkɒz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•ro•cosmˈmæk rəˌkɒz əm(n.)

  1. the universe considered as a whole

    Ref: (opposed to microcosm 1 )

Origin of macrocosm:

1590–1600; (< MF) < ML macrocosmus; see macro -, cosmos


Princeton's WordNet

  1. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm(noun)

    everything that exists anywhere

    "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"


  1. macrocosm(Noun)

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

  2. macrocosm(Noun)

    (used absolutely) The universe.

  3. Origin: From macrocosmus, formed from μακρός + κόσμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macrocosm(noun)

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


  1. Macrocosm

    "Macrocosm" is the 54th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 12th episode of the third season. The title borrows the philosophical term macrocosm, definable as a larger world that mirrors what exists in a miniature world, or microcosm.


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