in microcosm

in microcosm

At a very small, demonstrative scale. The most recent takeover is actually an excellent example of trends in the tech industry in microcosm. The Thames Town in Shanghai aims to be Great Britain in microcosm.

in ˈmicrocosm

on a small scale: The developments in this town represent in microcosm what is happening in the country as a whole.
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With too much slippage between microcosm and lyric, and between lyric and other poetic genres, this section of the book illustrates the limitations that Scott herself sees in microcosm when it attempts to stand in for broader, wilder systems.
I also think you could comfortably extend the metaphor to something equating to 'sport is business in microcosm' as both engage our natural competitive instincts and, for success to be achieved, both require discipline, team work and a strategic outlook."
The insurers profiled in the following pages offer, in microcosm, a close look into how outstanding insurance companies stand the test of time.
The assumption that the water temperatures of the other three microcosms were similar to those measured in microcosm one was supported by multiple comparisons of temperatures via an ASTM calibrated thermometer during the first 15 d of the experiment.
Fittingly, when designing this modest house on a typically cramped Tokyo site, the architect chose to create Fuji in microcosm: an unreachable subject of contemplation.
A fascinating examination of the battle for free speech in microcosm, offering insights into the ongoing struggle for the right to express ideas without fear or harassment.
Professor Edward Ayer's book about the fighting in the great Shenandoah Valley shows the entire Civil War in microcosm. The immense valley that runs through Virginia and Pennsylvania was an irreplaceable source of food and industry for North and South alike, and its inhabitants endured immense privation and uncertainties as its fortunes continually changed throughout the war.
LACOE's Instructional Technology Outreach staff extended its PETC team with 15 additional educators that represented in microcosm "the diversity of the county," says Chavez.
The story of Ang[acute{e}]lique illustrates in microcosm what many members of the family experienced.
In our opinion, the "inconsistent" effects of fish on phytoplankton in microcosm experiments are instead due to variability in community responses due to different strengths of fish manipulations and different plankton community structures.
The event provided an excellent view, in microcosm, of the mentality of the criminal system of injustice, suffused by the toxin of racism.
The Japanese home also reveals how people live and inhabit space, as each home creates, in microcosm, a place where habits, rituals and functions emerge; these characteristics can be applied to larger scale proposals.
Warnicke stresses that the fortunes of the Howard-Boleyn connection explain the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn better than explanations based on religious or political factionalism, while Tighe's study of Sir John Scudamore reviews in microcosm the social bases of patronage and clientage.
In the Deverills he traces 'in microcosm the history of man's pragmatic and rewarding relationship with the land'.