macroscopic

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macro- +‎ -scopic

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macroscopic (not comparable)

  1. visible to the unassisted eye
  2. (physics) Having an appreciable mass
    • 2014 September 1, Gregg Jaeger, “What in the (quantum) world is macroscopic?”, in American Journal of Physics, volume 82, pages 896–905:
      ...it appears to be a small step from (1) and (2) to the identification of a sufficiently large mass with a macroscopic mass and, by analogy, to the consideration as macroscopic any system having sufficiently large quantum numbers associated with it...

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