The large-scale or overall structure of something, e.g. an organism, a mechanical construction, or a written text.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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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