- Rhymes: -ɒpɪk
macroscopic (not comparable)
- visible to the unassisted eye
- (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...