Definition of Cosmogony

1. Noun. The branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe.




Definition of Cosmogony

1. n. The creation of the world or universe; a theory or account of such creation; as, the poetical cosmogony of Hesoid; the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaxagoras, and Plato.

Definition of Cosmogony

1. Noun. The study of the origin, and sometimes the development, of the universe or the solar system, in astrophysics, religion, and other fields. ¹

2. Noun. Any specific theory, model, myth, or other account of the origin of the universe. ¹

3. Noun. The creation of the universe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cosmogony

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Literary usage of Cosmogony

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The necessity of some comprehensive cosmogony is apparent. ... The vast system calls for an explanation of its origin: a stellar cosmogony. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Indeed, as we shall see, the Hebrews were rather the purveyors than the originators of the story of cosmogony which they made current ; and every other ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In another cosmogony we meet with tha woman Baau, "which is"interpreted ... It would be too much to say that the Israelites had no cosmogony before the ..."

4. Christian Dogmatics: A Compendium of the Doctrines of Christianity by Hans Martensen, William Urwick (1874)
"But this same account contains also the idea of a cosmogony, ... Whilst Judaism had no eye for the cosmogony of creation, Heathenism had no eye for the ..."

5. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Günter Dietmar Roth, Arthur Beer, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"cosmogony. A THEORY of the operations by which the universe received its present form and arrangement is called cosmogony. This subject does not treat of ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1869)
"THE following paper, intended for presentation at the meeting, by accident was not received till after the adjournment. THE cosmogony OF DANTE AND ..."

7. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"The beginning of positive cosmogony was when geometers, purer-tain o/ suing, ... The cosmogony of Laplace seems to me to present the most of ..."

8. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Franklin and Marshall College (1877)
"There is a difference between creation and cosmogony, or the process by which ... But it is clear, that cosmogony is not a matter of indifference so far as ..."

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