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  • n. The gross structure of a material or tissue as visible to the unaided eye or at very low levels of magnification.
  • n. The gross structure of a pure metal or alloy, as revealed by magnifications of 10X or less.


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  • Yet, there always remains a broad range of intelligible events, and the process is rational in that it reveals an order of evident correspondences and undeniable finalities: in the inorganic world, between microstructure and macrostructure; in the organic and animal world, between structure and function; and in the spiritual world, between knowledge of the truth and the aspiration to freedom.


  • Not only do I think the macrostructure of the dictionary will have to change online, I believe the microstructure of the entry probably will too.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Guestblogging Dictionary Myths:

  • Important related decisions concern the location of key account management, for example, in the business unit and/or at corporate, the organizational level at which key account management is placed, and the organizational macrostructure for key account management overall.


  • In particular, we discuss both the type and location of key account programs, the macrostructure organization, and issues involved in the transition from one type of key account organization to another.


  • Tom Doherty and Harriet McDougal made equally important suggestions regarding the macrostructure at the beginning and the end of the process respectively.

    Lord of the Isles

  • It embraces the account of causes in terms of fundamental principles or general laws, as the whole (macrostructure) is the cause of its parts (the whole-part causation).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Cobuild: over 70,000 references CED: 170,000 references Longman: Over 225,000 definitions and more than 90,000 headwords W9: Almost 160,000 entries and 200,000 definitions Both Longman and W9 estimate their macrostructure

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2

  • So we still have no way of knowing whether Longman's macrostructure is smaller or larger than W9's!

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2

  • No sooner have we assumed that W9's macrostructure of "Almost 160,000 entries" means vocabulary entries, than we must face the possibility that it includes such other dictionary entries as Harvard U.,

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2

  • And that therefore Longman's macrostructure (number of entries) is much smaller than that of W9 or CED?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2


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