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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 microcosmic
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
Fused with borax, soda, or microcosmic salt, they give a clear bead.
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
It does not melt with carbonate of soda, borax, or microcosmic salt, and is insoluble in every acid except the hydrofluoric.
Microcosmic salt dissolves it in the flame of oxidation, to a clear yellow bead, which loses its color when cold.
Baryta and its compounds produce the same reactions with microcosmic salt.
British Dictionary definitions for microcosmic
Derived forms of microcosmmicrocosmic or microcosmical, adjective
Word Origin for microcosm
Cultural definitions for microcosmic
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.)