macrocosm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French macrocosme, from Medieval Latin macrocosmus, formed from Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós, great, long) + κόσμος (kósmos, universe, order).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.ɹəʊˌkɒ.zəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.ɹəˌkɑ.zəm/

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macrocosm (plural macrocosms)

  1. (philosophy) A complex structure, such as a society, considered as a single entity that contains numerous similar, smaller-scale structures.
  2. (used absolutely) The universe.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French macrocosme.

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macrocosm n (uncountable)

  1. macrocosm

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