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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.
derivations: macrocosmic (adj.), macrocosmically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word macrocosm contains the following parts:
macro- Greek prefix that means large, long
synonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly
antonyms:
min, micro-
 
cosm, cosmo Greek root that means universe, world, order