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- n. Plural form of paracosm.
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But he notes that the Newsweek article points to the creation of "paracosms" - detailed imaginary worlds - as being strongly correlated with winning a MacArthur "Genius
In middle childhood, kids sometimes create paracosms — fantasies of entire alternative worlds.
Kids revisit their paracosms repeatedly, sometimes for months, and even create languages spoken there.