Adjective "Microcosm" definition and examples

(Microcosm may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)kɒz(ə)m/

Definitions and examples

noun

A community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristics of something much larger.
  1. 'Airports have become small microcosms of society.'
  2. 'I like to film these microcosms, highly-structured societies, small communities, groups within a very specific space.'
  3. 'In a way, the Island thus becomes a microcosm of urban society.'
  4. 'The coaching situation is a microcosm of the differences between the way the two franchises operate.'
  5. 'Currently, the city is a microcosm of the lurching recovery of the country.'
  6. 'At their best they offer a microcosm of Red Sea reef life.'
  7. 'The ideal jury is a microcosm of the community from which it is drawn.'
  8. 'In this example, the island airport is a microcosm of the city and is accessed by one long bridge from the mainland.'
  9. 'She who had abandoned the world outside the cloister walls found the microcosm of the community within too large.'
  10. 'Certainly, these little microcosms of society that are our colleges should model, as closely as possible, what is best about our diverse, democratic, and pragmatic society.'
  11. 'the belief in correspondences between the Universe and Man—between microcosm and macrocosm'
  12. 'The two keys represent the uniting of the microcosm and the macrocosm.'
  13. 'The microcosm as well as the macrocosm is based on a constant harmony of movement, from the atoms to the galaxies.'
  14. 'Here, we have the link between the macrocism and the microcosm.'
  15. 'They can be seen as cosmic instruments, symbolic of manifesting the vibration of each of the planets to bring balance from the macrocosm to us as the microcosm.'
  16. 'First, that since both macrocosm and microcosm were made by God, therefore there are important analogies between them.'
  17. 'It is how we have come to know what we are - and what we are is (to use some old language) a microcosm of the macrocosm.'
  18. 'The science of primordial energy relates the electricity of macrocosm and microcosm.'

More definitions

noun

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.

Origin

(microcosm)Middle English: from Old French microcosme or medieval Latin microcosmus, from Greek mikros kosmos ‘little world’.