mi·​cro·​cos·​mos | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌkäz-məs How to pronounce microcosmos (audio) , -ˌmōs, -ˌmäs \

Definition of microcosmos

1 : microcosm
2 : the microscopic or submicroscopic world

Examples of microcosmos in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another number down the list would have drawn knowing nods within the microcosmos of horse racing intellectuals: The cost of breeding a mare with Scat Daddy, the blossoming sire merely 11 years old, had sprouted from $35,000 to $100,000. Chuck Culpepper, chicagotribune.com, 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of microcosmos

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for microcosmos

Middle English mycrocossmos, from Medieval Latin microcosmus

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“Microcosmos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcosmos. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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