Meaning of macrocosm

mac•ro•cosm

Pronunciation: (mak'ru-koz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the great world or universe; the universe considered as a whole (opposed to microcosm).
  2. the total or entire complex structure of something: the macrocosm of war.
  3. a representation of a smaller unit or entity by a larger one, presumably of a similar structure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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