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macrostructure

(măk′rō-strŭk″tūr)
The overall or gross structure of an entity.
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Microstructural but not macrostructural disruption of white matter in women with chronic alcoholism.
As part of this holistic approach, processes that occur across all length scales should be considered, from molecular interactions to cell wall breakdown to macrostructural degradation.
Volumetric analysis may also demonstrate tissue atrophy in both micro- and macrostructural changes.
Macrostructural changes can alter the thesis, argumentative reasoning, and details that may entirely change the text's meaning.
knowledge of explicit details specific to a concept mentioned within text sections) and (b) macrostructural level (i.
Many factors have been put forward, ranging from the macrostructural and socioeconomic (e.
Chapters are divided into five parts: legal status and low-wage labor migrants; labor unions and immigrant workers; the macrostructural context of reception and labor market integration; new directions in immigrant entrepreneurship; new gendered occupational niches and immigrant/native workplace boundaries.
The approach has singled out various aspects for textual analysis, such as the macrostructural elements of linguistic variation, the lexico-semantic development of disciplinary discourses, their rhetorical-pragmatic strategies, and specific textual phenomena, such as hedging and verbal modality.
27) According to the authors, decriminalization as a macrostructural change is capable of creating safer work places for sex workers and reducing risk of violence at the hands of clients and police.
For them, the subjectivity inherent to certain themes, the history of daily life, for example, is not easily explained by "a scientific reason that supposes macrostructural determinations".