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- adv. In a macroscopic manner or context
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By the naked eye; by superficial inspection, as distinguished from minute or microscopic inspection; without the use of magnifiers.
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- adv. without using a microscope
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It's only when we look from afar ( "macroscopically") that it makes sense to think of the mixture as being purple; when we peer closely at the sand ( "microscopically") we see individual blue and red grains.
The entropy of a system never decreases "macroscopically", at least not "systematically" for long periods of time.
For that people had to develop a new branch of physics called statistical mechanics, which deals with macroscopically large systems.
Considerable research has been conducted on species impacts to vertebrates, being macroscopically observable in the landscape, and on flora, since they are somewhat stationary whilst being analyzed.
For the public bath building the stone types of a section of the mosaic floor of Frigidarium I were determined macroscopically.
The point of libertarianism is to be extremely doubtful that we could do any sort of social engineering macroscopically, given our present state of knowledge.
After attempting a justification of probabilities being proportional to phase space volume, he argued that even the average of the Boltzmann entropy can decrease for macroscopically indeterministic processes.
A macroscopically indeterministic process is one in which microstates starting in the same initial macrostate end up in different final macrostates.
The most common group together sets of microstates that match criteria such as being macroscopically or observationally indistinguishable or are accessible over time to the microstate evolution.
Because of that, we see macroscopically as a function of the microscopic, yet can only contextualize the micro in terms of the macro, so these two are inseparable in any meaningful way.