Macroscopic 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 macroscopic, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
EXAMPLES - Macroscopic in a Sentence
- Garcia goes for the microscopic instead of the macroscopic. (source)
- Yes, we can agree that gravity must exist on a macroscopic scale. (source)
- Whenever you (approximately) say that the entropy is "macroscopic" (source)
- Microscopic water bugs or macroscopic corporate ownership of our rivers? (source)
- But what if that were also true of the macroscopic world of human relations? (source)
- It's also a "macroscopic quantum system," and such a system can "resonate" with the world. (source)
- While we can measure the effects of gravity on a macroscopic scale, we cannot explain what causes it. (source)
- No concept can ever explicitly explain the difference between microscopic and macroscopic more clearly. (source)
- There is a different but related problem for a macroscopic object that describes a closed loop all by itself. (source)
- A macroscopic material body is, essentially, held together just by the relative rest of its constituent material parts. (source)
- In electromagnetism, we have QED, which can explain both the microscopic and macroscopic with a stunning degree of accuracy. (source)
- By the constructive empiricist's lights, distant macroscopic objects are observable, since if we were nearby we could see them. (source)
- Maxwell equations, which are now known as the macroscopic Maxwell equations (valid in the presence of continuous polarizable matter). (source)
- New experiments carried out with huge molecules called "Buckyballs" show that quantum reality extends into the macroscopic world we live in. (source)
- SBY showed his capacities as a leader that oversee problems in macroscopic way, but he failed to show comprehension to solve the micro issues. (source)
- Subatomic particles behave in ways that we, from a macroscopic perspective, perceive as not only confusing but also in many cases seemingly random. (source)
- In some locations such as Easter Island and Hawaii the majority of macroscopic species that existed as recently as the mid-Holocene are now extirpated. (source)
- The associated de Broglie wavelength of a probing particle rather than the "macroscopic" wavelength defines the minimum object size that can be resolved. (source)
- Is it possible that at the macroscopic level we only see one half of reality, while the other half is in suspension (potential state) and thus unmeasurable. (source)
- In particular, the differently localised states of the macroscopic system could be the states of the pointer of the apparatus registering the different x-spin values of the electron. (source)
- But it is a "macroscopic" conclusion that is guaranteed to be shared by quantum mechanics, too (because quantum mechanics reduces to classical physics for similar macroscopic questions). (source)
- But cases such as that of liquid crystals, which while flowing like an ordinary fluid can maintain an ordered structure over macroscopic distances, show the limitations of such ways of thinking. (source)
- Boltzmann provided the framework for relating the microscopic properties of individual atoms and molecules to the macroscopic or bulk properties of materials that can be observed in every day life. (source)
- Education and conservation are crucial in turning this downward spiral around, and yet at times the tendency to focus on much-needed macroscopic solutions often misses important lessons from local initiatives. (source)
- Peirce showed that, if we posit a primal habit in nature, viz. the tendency however slight to take on habits however tiny, then the result in the long run is often a high degree of regularity and macroscopic exactness. (source)
- Thus scientists have employed this term since the nineteenth century, even before they could accurately reckon basic benchmark dates important in geology and paleontology corresponding to the evolution of macroscopic flora. (source)
- Modern science has probed deeper levels of nature's functioning, from the macroscopic world of classical physics to the world of the atom, then to the underlying field of the atomic nucleus, and then to the subnuclear levels. (source)
- "This study shows that theory developed for the 'macroscopic' world applies equally to the microscopic one," said Sam Scheiner, program director in NSF's Division of Environmental Biology, which co-funds the EID program with NSF's (source)
- Section 3 between the experimental measurements of correlations in Bell-type experiments and the quantum mechanical predictions of these correlations justifies restricting attention in practice to macroscopic features of the apparatus. (source)
- As she drives, she listens to old tapes on the car's cassette player while we see the player's innards whirring and spinning in macroscopic detail; outdated technology as an access route to the listener's past, and an emblem of her stunted psyche. (source)
- From its purely self-interacting dynamics, the unified field creates from within itself all the particles and forces that compose the universe, and all the diversified streams of natural law governing the nuclear, atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels. (source)
- Thus Swift, who, next to David Hume, had the best analytic imagination of his century, laid out a micro - and macroscopic demonstration of man and his society as no more than a Brobdingnagian piece of vanity and something less than a fraternity of honest beasts. (source)
- More recently, we have also developed a method for examining the microscopic and macroscopic properties of fluids with restricted flow geometries, such as permeable and semi-permeable membranes, and used it to study phenomena such as osmosis, reverse osmosis and electro-osmosis. (source)
- On the macroscopic scale, for most problems in celestial mechanics, Newtons theory of gravity, supplemented by treating relativistic effects as a small (very small) perturbation and irregularities in the mass distribution of gravitating bodies as multipole effects works extremely well. (source)
- In the case of statistical physics, we want to derive "macroscopic" conclusions about a physical system that require the initial state (and therefore also the final state) to be known incompletely, and a sensible choice of the priors is important (for example, one is not allowed to assume that the initial state is conspired to lead to a special or low-energy final state). (source)
- Even more generally, one could ask whether the results of decoherence could thus be used to explain the emergence of the entire classicality of the everyday world, i.e., to explain both kinematical features such as macroscopic localisation and dynamical features such as approximately Newtonian or Brownian trajectories, whenever they happen to be phenomenologically adequate descriptions. (source)
- Chiefly from analysis of the fossil record, there is considerable insight on the rate of speciation and extinction over an extended time frame, dating from roughly 545 million years before present until a time approximately 50,000 years before present; this interval is known as the Edenic Period, a span in which most of macroscopic life on Earth evolved and was significantly not influenced by the presence of humans. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 31.0, which suggests that "macroscopic" 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 5 synonyms for macroscopic.
apparent, comprehensive, observable, obvious, perceptible
We have 0 antonyms for macroscopic.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of macroscopic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Large enough to be perceived or examined by the unaided eye.
- (adjective) Relating to observations made by the unaided eye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Visible to the unassisted eye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Visible to the unassisted eye; -- as opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Same as megascopic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
- (adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye