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Origin of microcosm
OTHER WORDS FROM microcosmmi·cro·cos·mic, mi·cro·cos·mi·cal, adjective
Words nearby microcosm
Example sentences from the Web for microcosm
Artists are trying to make plurality work in these little microcosms.With playhouses dark, interactive theater online is lighting things up|Peter Marks|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
In some ways, the boycott was a microcosm for how some advertisers see inclusive media buying.
Schools really are their own microcosm where you have a lot of individuals from different areas in the community coming in.When Can Schools Safely Reopen? The Answer Is Part Science, Part Guesswork.|Kaleigh Rogers (email@example.com)|August 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But what happens at Winchester University is a microcosm of the cruel world beyond its be-crested gates.‘Dear White People’ Is the Race Movie America Didn’t Know It Needed|Rawiya Kameir|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I begin to observe that it sounds as if Sully is in microcosm what Newman himself…but that is as far as I get.
Altogether, the monks, the Dukes, and the winemakers created a microcosm the influence of which can still be felt today.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?|Jordan Salcito|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or a microcosm of the debate that has consumed the nation and a harbinger of what is to come?Swing States Sit Out Obamacare: What Four Holdouts Are Doing|David Freedlander|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Think of these two episodes as a microcosm of the state of housing in this great city.
Each man's macrocosm is apt to be related to his microcosm, as the convex to the concave of a curve.Social Rights And Duties|Leslie Stephen
Their organisation was a microcosm of that of the entire Empire.German Society at the Close of the Middle Ages|Ernest Belfort Bax
Man is a microcosm, that is, a little world, and therefore he doth command all other living creatures and they obey him.
The engineer was to them a microcosm, a compound of every science, a possessor of all human knowledge.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
It is, as he admits, an audacious proposal to pit the microcosm against the macrocosm.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)|Sir Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for microcosm
Derived forms of microcosmmicrocosmic or microcosmical, adjective
Word Origin for microcosm
Cultural definitions for microcosm
A representation of something on a much smaller scale. Microcosm means “small world,” and in the thought of the Renaissance, it was applied specifically to human beings, who were considered to be small-scale models of the universe, with all its variety and contradiction. (Compare macrocosm.)