Definition of Cosmogeny
1. Noun. The branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe.
Examples of category: Big Bang Theory, Big-bang Theory, Nebular Hypothesis, Planetesimal Hypothesis, Continuous Creation Theory, Steady State Theory, Big Bang, Inflation, Closed Universe, Cosmic String, String, Cbr, Cmb, Cmbr, Cosmic Background Radiation, Cosmic Microwave Background, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Hubble Constant, Hubble Parameter, Hubble's Constant, Hubble's Parameter, Ylem, Dark Matter
Generic synonyms: Astrophysics
Derivative terms: Cosmogonic, Cosmogonical, Cosmologic, Cosmological, Cosmologist
Definition of Cosmogeny
1. Noun. (dated) cosmogony ¹
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Literary usage of Cosmogeny
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elements of Physiophilosophy by Lorenz Oken (1847)
"A.— cosmogeny. a. REST, CENTRE. 209. Through light duplicity originates in the aether, by virtue of which the aether divides into central and peripheric ..."
2. Works by Herbert Spencer (1910)
"cosmogeny: Best, Centre, Motion, Line, Planets, Form, Planetary System, Comets. ... The first of these are the heavenly bodies comprehended by cosmogeny. ..."
3. The History of Creation: Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"This cosmogeny, or theory of the development of the universe, is now almost ... Kant's cosmogeny main fains that the whole universe, inconceivable ages ago, ..."
4. Shaker Sermons: Scripto-rational. Containing the Substance of Shaker by Harvey L. Eads (1879)
"The Professor gives the impregnable position of science thus : " All religious theories which embrace notions of cosmogeny, or reach into its domain, ..."
5. The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist by William Patten (1920)
"Cooperation and Conveyance, or Mutual Service and Rightness, as Constructive Agencies in Evolution Any basic concept of cosmogeny, therefore, ..."
6. Recent Discussions in Science, Philosophy, and Morals by Herbert Spencer (1882)
"cosmogeny: Eest, Centre, Motion, Line, Planets, Form, Planetary System, Comets. ... The first of these are the heavenly bodies comprehended by cosmogeny. ..."