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Meaning of microcosm

mi•cro•cosm

Pronunciation: (mī'kru-koz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a little world; a world in miniature (opposed to macrocosm).
  2. anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.
  3. human beings, humanity, society, or the like, viewed as an epitome or miniature of the world or universe. Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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