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- n. A world or reality on a larger scale, thus for example the social scale when discussing individual affairs, or the human scale when discussing particle physics.
The realist claim is that the scientist is discovering the structures of the world; it is not required in addition that these structures be imaginable in the categories of the macroworld.
This world, ruled by the laws of quantum physics, displays many spectacular phenomena not normally observable in the macroworld.
But in the macroworld, cats are either dead or alive.
(Lately, this standard picture has fallen into disfavor because, in nanotechnology, we can smoothly go from the macroworld and microworld and we do not encounter any wall.