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macrocosm

mac·ro·cosm

macrocosm

 
 
pronunciation:
mae kr ka zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the universe in its entirety. (Cf. microcosm.)
antonyms:
microcosm
definition 2: any large, complex whole.
the macrocosm of industry
definition 3: a large unit or entity that represents on a large scale one of its smaller components.
In Renaissance Europe, the body politic was commonly viewed as a macrocosm of the human body, with the king as the head.
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derivations: macrocosmic (adj.), macrocosmically (adv.)
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