Microcosm vs. Mesocosm

Microcosm vs. Mesocosm — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Microcosm and Mesocosm

Microcosmnoun

A small, representative system having analogies to a larger system in constitution, configuration, or development

"He sees the auto industry as a microcosm of the U.S. itself" (William J. Hampton).

Mesocosmnoun

A biological system that contains the physical features and organisms of an ecosystem but is restricted in size or scope for use in conducting scientific experiments.

Microcosmnoun

Human nature or the human body as representative of the wider universe; man considered as a miniature counterpart of divine or universal nature.

Mesocosmnoun

Any system larger than a microcosm but smaller than a macrocosm

Microcosmnoun

(obsolete) The human body; a person.

Microcosmnoun

A smaller system which is seen as representative of a larger one.

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Microcosmnoun

(ecology) A small natural ecosystem; an artificial ecosystem set up as an experimental model.

Microcosmnoun

a miniature model of something