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macrostructure

(măk′rō-strŭk″tūr)
The overall or gross structure of an entity.
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Macrostructure miscues (score = 4) alter basic meaning of subjects and/or verbs of main clauses.
Van Dijk and Kintsch (1983) maintain that the process of forming the macrostructure of a discourse generally occurs automatically while reading through macrorules which include:
Text-based changes include macrostructure changes that alter the gist or overall meaning of the text and microstructure changes that modify the meaning of the text but not its overall meaning or gist.
The Colloidal Aspect of a Macrostructure of Petroleum Asphalt," Fuel Science and Technology International 10, 723-733 (1992).
An example of a macrostructure is an arrangement created in front of the camera in which the relationships between elements (actor, set, costume, and lighting) are set during filming, even though the color may be altered in post-production by the processing of film stock.
The elusive structure of the Song of Songs is generally sought from the top, looking for a macrostructure, but Roberts (biblical studies, Florida College) starts at the bottom, delineating the smallest structural segments above the level of a single bicolon.
A typical macrostructure and microhardness profile of a welded steel-to-ferritic ductile iron joint was obtained during the initial trials (Fig.
2] for the macrostructure and, for the microstructure, the function [theta] = [theta](x, y, t) that represents the angle of rotation of the particle with respect to the fixed basis.
This type of organizational tool offers discourse-level prompts that help students stage their ideas and develop the macrostructure of their expository papers through the provision of cognitive frameworks.
1) In what follows I hope to show how the macrostructure of this play establishes contrasts, similarities, contrasts within the similarities, and further similarities within the contrasts, thus both dramatizing and interrogating wit and its instrument, conceit.
During the third unit, Stahl and Bromme (2004) asked their students to discuss the macrostructure (in the sense of Kintsch, 1998) of the contents and how to transfer it into the structure of the hypertext.
Oxisols generally have a fine texture, an open macrostructure, and stable aggregates which combine to produce favourable water retention and internal drainage characteristics (El-Swaify 1980).