microcosmos

noun

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

Etymology

Middle English mycrocossmos, from Medieval Latin microcosmus

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of microcosmos was in the 13th century

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“Microcosmos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcosmos. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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