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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The world or universe on a small scale. Also: A small ecosystem.

Usage examples (38)
  • A pond microcosm can be self-sustaining unless chemicals are introduced.
  • And it's the cosmos in microcosm, of course – another advantage.
  • Peggy Drexler's letter repeats, in microcosm, the fuzzy thinking at the heart of her book.
  • If there is one work that contains, in microcosm, both the Zola and Céline influences, it is for more
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