The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See Microcosm.
Macrocosm: a greater body of manifestation; a large system such as the Omniverse, considered as a single unit; see microcosm
(Greek, "great world.") The larger cosmos; the entire warp and woof of creation. Also used to contrast man as the microcosm ("little world") against the backdrop of the larger world in which he lives. See also Microcosm.
The order of the universe. The big picture or magnificent view of life from a cosmic perspective.
The universe itself; a system regarded as an entity containing subsystems
microcosm: The macrocosm is the large-scale, global level of meaning in a myth; the microcosm is the "little world" of the individual and his immediate community. Joseph Campbell asserts that these two levels of meaning symbolically correspond in mythology.
The Cosmos as a whole, in relation to the Microcosm, its detailed manifestion (the human being in particular). In accordance with the Hermetic principle 'as above, so below', the Microcosm is of the same essence as the Macrocosm and reflects its nature.
The world around us.
That Part of the Universe Outside a Given System MBG Missouri Botanical Gardens, St Louis, MO, USA
everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
The great universe, literally; or God manifesting through his body, the solar system. Mahachohan The Head of the third great department of the Hierarchy. This great being is the Lord of Civilization, and the flowering forth of the principle of intelligence. He is the embodiment on the planet of the third, or intelligence aspect of deity in its five activities. Mahamanvantara The great interludes of time between two solar systems. This term is frequently applied to the greater solar cycles. It implies a period of universal activity. Manas, or Manasic Principle Literally, the Mind, the mental faculty; that which distinguishes man from the mere animal. It is the individualizing principle; that which enables man to know that he exists, feels, and knows. It is divided in some schools into two parts, higher or abstract mind, and lower or concrete mind. [221
the larger whole (i.e. universe, Big Bang); a system reflecting on a large scale one of its component system or parts ( Berry and Swimme pg. 114)
Large order representing a smaller, large-scale model; cosmos as a large-scale man. Compare Microcosm.
A formation that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents.