microcosm - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] formal 

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/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkɒz(ə)m/
singularmicrocosm
pluralmicrocosms
  1. something small that contains or represents all the features or qualities of something larger
    microcosm of:

    The village is a microcosm of rural Turkish life.

derived word

microcosmic

 

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/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒzmɪk/
adjective
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