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macroscopic

[mak-ruh-skop-ik] /ˌmæk rəˈskɒp ɪk/
adjective
1.
visible to the naked eye.
Compare microscopic (def 1).
2.
pertaining to large units; comprehensive.
Also, macroscopical.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; macro- + -scope + -ic
Related forms
macroscopically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for macroscopically

macroscopic

/ˌməkrəʊˈskɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
large enough to be visible to the naked eye Compare microscopic
2.
comprehensive; concerned with large units
3.
(physics) capable of being described by the statistical properties of a large number of parts
Also called megascopic
Derived Forms
macroscopically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: see macro-, -scopic
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Word Origin and History for macroscopically

macroscopic

adj.

1872, from macro- + ending from microscopic. Related: Macroscopical; macroscopically.

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macroscopically in Medicine

macroscopic mac·ro·scop·ic (māk'rə-skŏp'ĭk) or mac·ro·scop·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Large enough to be perceived or examined by the unaided eye.

  2. Relating to observations made by the unaided eye.

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