in microcosm
phrasal in a greatly diminished size, form, or scale

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in microcosm — phrasal : in miniature the camp became a city in microcosm * * * in microcosm On a small scale, as an exact copy or representative model of a larger group, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑microcosm * * * in miniature * * * in …   Useful english dictionary

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  • microcosm — mi|cro|cos|m [ˈmaıkrəukɔzəm US krouka: ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Medieval Latin; Origin: microcosmus, from Greek mikros kosmos small world ] a small group, society, or place that has the same qualities as a much larger one →↑macrocosm microcosm of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • microcosm — [[t]ma͟ɪkroʊkɒzəm[/t]] microcosms N COUNT: oft N of n, also in N A microcosm is a small society, place, or activity which has all the typical features of a much larger one and so seems like a smaller version of it. [FORMAL] Kitchell says the city …   English dictionary

  • in miniature — phrasal : in a greatly diminished size, form, or scale : in microcosm imitating in miniature the elaborate programmes of the state universities W.L.Sperry a … carnival which is a sort of Mardi Gras fiesta in miniature Green Peyton * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Microcosm Ltd — is a UK company established in 1979. Its early claims to fame included Silicon Disk System in 1981 and Microcache (the world s first page cache, or disk cache, for microcomputers) in 1982 [1]. Since 1989, it has concentrated on software copy… …   Wikipedia

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