What does microcosm mean?

Definitions for microcosm
ˈmaɪ krəˌkɒz əm; ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒz məs, -moʊsmi·cro·cosm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microcosm(noun)

    a miniature model of something


  1. Microcosm(n.)

    A relatively small object or system considered as representative of a larger system of which it is part, exhibiting many features of the complete system.

  2. Origin: [F. microcosme, L. microcosmus, fr. Gr. mikro`s small + ko`smos the world.]


  1. microcosm(Noun)

    Human nature or the human body as representative of the wider universe; man considered as a miniature counterpart of divine or universal nature.

  2. microcosm(Noun)

    The human body; a person.

  3. microcosm(Noun)

    A smaller system which is seen as representative of a larger one.

  4. microcosm(Noun)

    A small natural ecosystem; an artificial ecosystem set up as an experimental model.

  5. Origin: From microcosme, from microcosmus, from μικρός + κόσμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Microcosm(noun)

    a little world; a miniature universe. Hence (so called by Paracelsus), a man, as a supposed epitome of the exterior universe or great world. Opposed to macrocosm

  2. Origin: [F. microcosme, L. microcosmus, fr. Gr. mikro`s small + ko`smos the world.]


  1. Microcosm

    Microcosm is a museum of particle physics located at CERN in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, near the town of Meyrin. It covers a broad range of particle physics topics, as well as the entire history of CERN. Exhibits include: ⁕explanations of the purpose of CERN and particle physics research in general. ⁕a mock-up, hands-on version of Rutherford's gold foil experiment ⁕a real-time cosmic ray detector ⁕a mock-up of the Large Hadron Collider tunnel ⁕models and explanations of current and future CERN experiments ⁕equipment from old experiments, including a large part of the UA1 detector, which ran at the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN from 1981 to 1984, and helped discover the W and Z bosons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Microcosm

    mī′krō-kozm, n. a little universe or world: (often applied to) man, who was regarded by ancient philosophers as a model or epitome of the universe.—adjs. Microcos′mic, -al, pertaining to the microcosm.—n. Microcosmog′raphy. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr.—mikros, little, kosmos, world.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Microcosm

    name given by the Middle Age philosophers to man as representing the macrocosm or universe in miniature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of microcosm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of microcosm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of microcosm in a Sentence

  1. Bev Laing:

    Delaware was a microcosm of the nation -- an industrial north and an agrarian south.

  2. Clark Spencer Larsen:

    It is a microcosm of what is happening in Italy and all of Europe during this time frame.

  3. James Scott:

    A vulnerability in an organization's IoT microcosm is a taunt to exploit by malicious hackers.

  4. Joe Jones:

    There's a lot of frustration, a lot of disappointment, this is a microcosm of things that are happening.

  5. Art Hogan:

    Today is a microcosm of what we've had all week : mixed messages, every message has contradicted itself.

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