adverb see microcosm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • microcosmically — See microcosmic. * * * …   Universalium

  • microcosmically — mi·cro·cos·mi·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • microcosmically — adverb see microcosmic …   Useful english dictionary

  • microcosm — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin microcosmus, modification of Greek mikros kosmos Date: 15th century 1. a little world; especially the human race or human nature seen as an epitome of the world or the universe 2. a community or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pythagoreanism — /pi thag euh ree euh niz euhm/, n. the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, esp. the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios. [1720 30; PYTHAGOREAN + ISM] * * * Philosophical school,… …   Universalium

  • microcosm — [ mʌɪkrə(ʊ)kɒz(ə)m] noun 1》 a thing regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristics of something much larger. 2》 humankind regarded as the representation in miniature of the universe. Derivatives microcosmic kɒzmɪk adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

  • microcosm — [mī′krō kä΄zəm] n. [ME microcosme < ML microcosmus < LGr mikros kosmos, little world: see MICRO & COSMOS] a little world; miniature universe; specif., a) man regarded as an epitome of the world b) a community regarded as a miniature or… …   English World dictionary

  • microcosm — n. 1 (often foll. by of) a miniature representation. 2 mankind viewed as the epitome of the universe. 3 any community or complex unity viewed in this way. Derivatives: microcosmic adj. microcosmically adv. Etymology: ME f. F microcosme or med.L… …   Useful english dictionary

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