Macrocosm is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of macrocosm, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - everything that exists anywhere
EXAMPLES - Macrocosm in a Sentence
- What happens in the macrocosm is reflected in the microcosm. (source)
- For both the microcosm and the macrocosm structure is memory. (source)
- Occupy microcosm will continue to mirror our surrounding macrocosm - (source)
- That should have been a Gourmet search, a microcosm for a tragic macrocosm. (source)
- On the macrocosm of the world and world events, there are horrors beyond belief. (source)
- Tyson's small-minded viciousness is in microcosm what his church is in the macrocosm. (source)
- Diala often a macrocosm -- called a microcosm of Iraq because of its mixed ethnic makeup. (source)
- Braden explained that a fractal is repetition in different scales: microcosm and macrocosm. (source)
- The Master TeacherModern popes matter in spiritual microcosm as well as historical macrocosm. (source)
- Man called a "macrocosm" because possessing in miniature the qualities of the Universe, 667-l. (source)
- Thus at both life's microcosm level and at its macrocosm level, learning is encoded structurally. (source)
- Suddenly it was if the microcosm became the macrocosm and there was no separation, just one breath. (source)
- The macrocosm is the universe as a whole, whose parts are thought of as parts of a human body and mind. (source)
- Evidently man is the little God, the microcosm, an image of the macrocosm, which is God's larger universe. (source)
- Will using cloth shopping bags, changing my light bulbs, or shopping locally make a difference in the macrocosm? (source)
- The newest guide, David Suzuki, works at a far remove from the macrocosm: in the microuniverse of the human gene. (source)
- But they do this from the different angles of the microcosm of the human body and the macrocosm of the cosmic body. (source)
- And PLEASE don't draw high schoolish conclusions about how their political life is a macrocosm of their personal life. (source)
- If you are denied power in your macrocosm, you may wind up acting out in your microcosm, essentially perpetuating a cycle of abuse. (source)
- This is one of those classic "macrocosm in the microcosm" situations -- the specific situationaccurately reflects all salient elements ofthe big picture. (source)
- Animism, panpsychism, and especially the doctrine of a world-soul as embodied in the macrocosm/microcosm distinction, have at times been equated with pantheism. (source)
- Cusanus relies on the traditional microcosm/macrocosm trope to explain why human nature would be the contracted nature best suited for union with the divine Absolute. (source)
- The macrocosm informs the microcosm, creating a nation of individually invulnerable clones that scoff at the possibility that their lifestyle isn't the only way to exist. (source)
- Drawing his point of departure from the Neoplatonic theme of macrocosm and microcosm, Bonaventure discovers an analogy between Aristotelian cosmology and the process of sensation. (source)
- Adopting a favorite Neoplatonic theme, Agrippa calls man the microcosm (the little world) since he contains all the components of the macrocosm, the universe conceived as a single entity. (source)
- Of Microbes and Men yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Of Microbes and Men'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Long term learning at life's microsocm and its macrocosm both involves structure.' (source)
- For me, these two definitions do not just create a crossroads of meaning when intersected but more so, the saliency of the connection is that one is a mircocosm standing in for the macrocosm. (source)
- Shan-shui may therefore be described as a projection of human proportions and qualities on the order of the natural landscape, a form of microcosm set against an exactly corresponding macrocosm. (source)
- One point to consider with the idea of a convective cycle is the interaction between these opposing and opposite elements of expanding microcosm and collapsing macrocosm, and the complexity it would create. (source)
- "The Lesser and Greater Worlds," the show's second stage, looks at his exploration of the ancient idea of microcosm and macrocosm -- the belief that the human body contains a miniature model of the world and universe. (source)
- There is so much going on in the world and as the macrocosm of our national and international events grow larger and their effects trickle down into ordinary lives our spiritual fortitude seems tested more deeply by the day. (source)
- But early on, his father had seen and nurtured his talents and skills, namely natural leadership qualities, a quick and focused mind that saw both the microcosm and the macrocosm simultaneously, and the ability to absorb, assess, assimilate and act decisively. (source)
- The trauma of war is typically gauged by loss of lives and property, not broken hearts, but the microcosm is often as powerful an indicator of loss as the macrocosm-or so Shamsie seems to say in her latest novel, a shimmering, quick-witted lament and love story. (source)
- A dark hole where he is far more insightful of the pleasures one takes from being taken hostage and sexually abused than fifteen-year-old Shawn Hornbeck A macrocosm where writing books telling kids what's right for them after Billsexually harassed a young subordinate. ' (source)
- The void, so described, is not the Buddhist Void sunyata, but the void created by the intellectual knowledge humanity has acquired through empirical observation of ourselves, the world around us and ultimately the cosmos stretching into infinity both as macrocosm and microcosm. (source)
- They accomplished this through coding their practices in the language of physical chemistry -- they wrote of mercury and gold and sulfur not merely because they were medieval lab-rats, they also ingeniously understood how the internal processes of the human mind-body complex mimic the macrocosm. (source)
- A dark hole where he is far more insightful of the pleasures one takes from being taken hostage and sexually abused than fifteen-year-old Shawn Hornbeck A macrocosm (my thesaurus is running thin) where writing books telling kids what's right for them after Bill sexually harassed a younger subordinate. (source)
- Barry is mourning the loss of feeling and the triumph of heroics, and until any of us is able to feel our grief and consciously, viscerally mourn the loss of our planet, our civil liberties, and our humanity, we are ill-equipped to resist or make the changes in our own lives that will influence either microcosm or macrocosm. (source)
- Let me just say, it is brilliant irony that Atwater took the blues away from the Democrats and made it his and the GOP's own, and that is but one example -- a microcosm of the macrocosm -- of how he turned the American blue collar masses into Republican voters even though every time they voted for a GOP candidate they were voting against their own best interests. (source)
- By the ancients man was called a microcosm, from his representing the macrocosm, that is, the universe in its whole complex; but it is not known at the present day why man was so called by the ancients, for no more of the universe or macrocosm is manifest in him than that he derives nourishment and bodily life from its animal and vegetable kingdoms, and that he is kept in a living condition by its heat, sees by its light, and hears and breathes by its atmospheres. (source)
- Mortal, feeble and vain! restore thyself to thy proper sphere; acknowledge every where the effect of necessity; recognize in thy benefits, behold in thy sorrows, the different modes of action of those various beings endowed with such a variety of properties, which surround thee; of which the macrocosm is the assemblage; and do not any longer suppose that this nature, much less its great cause, can possess such incompatible qualities as would be the result of human views or of visionary ideas, which have no existence but in thyself. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 39.0, which suggests that "macrocosm" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 4 synonyms for macrocosm.
cosmos, nature, totality, whole
We have 2 antonyms for macrocosm.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of macrocosm from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The entire world; the universe.
- (noun) A system reflecting on a large scale one of its component systems or parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A complex structure, such as a society, considered as a single entity that contains numerous similar, smaller-scale structures.
- (noun) The universe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See microcosm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The great world; the universe, or the visible system of worlds: opposed to microcosm, or the little world constituted by man. The conception dates back to Democritus (born 460 b. c.). See microcosm.
- (noun) The entire mass of anything of which man forms a part; the whole of any division of nature or of knowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) everything that exists anywhere