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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a miniature model of something;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Microcosm \Mi"cro*cosm\, n. [F. microcosme, L. microcosmus, fr. Gr. mikro`s small + ko`smos the world.] 1. A little world; a miniature universe. Hence (so called by Paracelsus), a man, as a supposed epitome of the exterior universe or great world. Opposed to macrocosm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A relatively small object or system considered as representative of a larger system of which it is part, exhibiting many features of the complete system. [PJC] Microcosmic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

microcosm n 1: a miniature model of something