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microcosm

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something (such as a place or an event) that is seen as a small version of something much larger
  • The village is a microcosm of the whole country.
  • The game was a microcosm of the entire season.

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“Microcosm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/microcosm. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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