Definition of macrostructure in English:

macrostructure

Syllabification: mac·ro·struc·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈmakrōˌstrəkCHər
 
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noun

  • The large-scale or overall structure of something, e.g., an organism, a mechanical construction, or a written text.
    More example sentences
    • The term microstructure is used to characterize the fine structure of the skeletal material of which various skeletal macrostructures are constructed.
    • Freud gives the example of the army as an analogous macrostructure of supra-individual subjectivation.
    • Their macrostructures are similar to those of present-day soils, with pseudo-anticlinal structures and cuspate structures comparable to those produced by the expansion and contraction of swelling clays.

Derivatives

macrostructural

Pronunciation: /ˌmakrōˈstrəkCHərəl/
adjective
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  • His analysis is conducted within three macrostructural frameworks; cultural ecology, cultural values, and political economy, categories which, as observed in earlier chapters, are mutually shaped by technology.
  • An ecocultural perspective takes account of the macrostructural and institutional features affecting the poor by considering those forces as they impinge concretely on the everyday lives of families.
  • This means that adult learners have to acquire the macrostructural principles in the target language that lead to coherence building on a large scale.

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