One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The description of a microcosm, or of man as a microcosm; an instance of this. Also nonce-use: a microcosmic representation.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Birnie (1563–1619), Church of Scotland minister. From microcosm + -ography; compare cosmography.
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