Pronunciation: (mī'kru-koz"um),[key] —n. 1. a little world; a world in miniature (opposed to macrocosm).
2. anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.
3. human beings, humanity, society, or the like, viewed as an epitome or miniature of the world or universe. Also called mi•cro•cos•mosPronunciation: (mī"kru-koz'mus, -mōs).[key]