Meaning of “microcosm” in the English Dictionary


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microcosmnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈmɑɪ·krəˌkɑz·əm/

a small place, society, or situation that has the same characteristics as something much larger:

[ C ] What’s happened to us is a microcosm of what’s happened to industry in America.

(Definition of “microcosm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)