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.
The insurers profiled in the following pages offer, in microcosm, a close look into how outstanding insurance companies stand the test of time.
Traffic jams are life in microcosm because we're all stuck in a rut, wanting to be somewhere else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In fact, the dispute between Henri's Huguenot supporters, moderate Catholics, and militant Leaguers was in microcosm the same religious dilemma as that faced by all French men and women as a result of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.
The event provided an excellent view, in microcosm, of the mentality of the criminal system of injustice, suffused by the toxin of racism.
Pond's most notable success to date was its $3 million investment in Microcosm, which was sold to Conexant in 2000 for approximately $200 million.
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.
The 1586 Colloquy of Montbeliard, in which Theodore Beza, chief spokesman for Reformed (Calvinist) theology, faced Jacob Andreae, the leading theologian for Wurttemberg's Lutheran tradition, provides an excellent opportunity to see in microcosm some of the chief forces of the Age of Confessionalism at work.
Dynamics in microcosm communities are so rich and complex that analyses conducted without reference to the assumptions in these systems defeat the very reason for choosing microcosms - control.
Some processes and organisms are too large, wide ranging, or slow to include in microcosm experiments.