Part of speech: noun

A little world, universe, or community; hence, man.

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Usage examples "microcosm":

  1. Here in the family is the first true microcosm, the first community in which the individual is developed by association with his fellows. - "The Unity of Civilization", Various.
  2. The microcosm of the Netherlands now represented, alas! - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. If the Microcosm is the reproduction in ourselves of the same principles as exist in the Macrocosm or universe in which we have our being, then by investigating ourselves we shall learn the nature of the corresponding invisible principles in our environment. - "The Creative Process in the Individual", Thomas Troward.