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Origin of microcosm
OTHER WORDS FROM microcosmmi·cro·cos·mic, mi·cro·cos·mi·cal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for microcosm
“Delaware is a microcosm of the country as a whole,” Russ says.
You could argue that its evolution is a microcosm of what’s happening in West Virginia at large.
In Brazil, there was a microcosmic slice of the kind of public role he is attempting to carve.Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card|Tim Teeman|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Literature is essentially a niche interest, and, as such, is subject to its own microcosmic fads.Famous for Not Being Famous: Enough About ‘Stoner’|Drew Smith|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The oxide of niobium dissolved in a bead of microcosmic salt gives a bluish colour in the reducing flame.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Heat the substance with a bead of microcosmic salt or borax on a platinum wire in the oxidizing flame.
He is determined to tell the truth of our microcosmic baseness.Egoists|James Huneker
Many of the silicates give with borax a clear bead, while they form with microcosmic salt an opalescent one.
Fused with borax, soda, or microcosmic salt, they give a clear bead.
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.)