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microcosm

mi·cro·cosm

microcosm

 
 
pronunciation:
maI kr ka zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, complete whole; tiny world. (Cf. macrocosm.)
He was fascinated by the microcosm that was his ant farm.
antonyms:
macrocosm
definition 2: a small, analogous example or representation of a larger system.