microcosm microcosm  /ˈmaɪ krə ˌkɑ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a miniature model of something

Usage(s):

  • The scientific community dreams of setting up microcosms of our world in distant planets light years away from the solar system.

News

  1. Add another trophy to the case: Warriors earn Group 4 title on Mertz’ blast

    WARREN TWP. -- For Watchung Hills Dana Mertz, Friday’S 1-0 sectional final victory over North Hunterdon was a microcosm of her season.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Echoes-Sentinel

  2. Linda Robertson: Teams' contrasts evident in LeBron, Duncan

    MIAMI - The contrasting styles of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs could be seen in splendid microcosm by watching LeBron James churn and Tim Duncan pirouette in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. There was James devouring air and stuffing the ball into the basket's maw. There was Duncan wheeling around Chris Bosh for the lefty hook, his feet in perfect position, his arm arched with protractor ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Linda Robertson: Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs’ contrasts evident in LeBron James, Tim Duncan

    The contrasting styles of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs could be seen in splendid microcosm by watching LeBron James churn and Tim Duncan pirouette in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

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