Definition of Cosmology

1. Noun. The metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe.

Generic synonyms: Metaphysics
Derivative terms: Cosmologic, Cosmological, Cosmologist

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

Definition of Cosmology

1. n. The science of the world or universe; or a treatise relating to the structure and parts of the system of creation, the elements of bodies, the modifications of material things, the laws of motion, and the order and course of nature.

Definition of Cosmology

1. Noun. The study of the physical universe, its structure, dynamics, origin and evolution, and fate ¹

2. Noun. A metaphysical study into the origin and nature of the universe ¹

3. Noun. A particular view (cultural or religious) of the structure and origin of the universe ¹

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Definition of Cosmology

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosmology

cosmological arguments
cosmological city
cosmological constant
cosmological decade
cosmological horizon
cosmological natural selection
cosmological perturbation theory
cosmological principle
cosmological redshift
cosmological scale
cosmological term
cosmology (current term)

Literary usage of Cosmology

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1. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"In cosmology—more than elsewhere—it is important to cosmology inaugurate the subjective synthesis, as it is in cosmology that ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the same way he shows that over against the various theses demonstrated by rational cosmology regarding the nature of the world as a whole (that it is ..."

3. Scholasticism Old and New: An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy by Maurice Wulf (1907)
"cosmology.1 133. Here we are in a department where the new scholasticism ... Where the natural sciences leave off there the domain of cosmology commences. ..."

4. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"cosmology. In a people so richly endowed as the Greeks, and so eminently ... cosmology, until the time of Thaïes, and, so far as it allied itself with ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1816)
"IN this age of world-making, we had instinctively associated the title of cosmology, and the plumpness of the volume to which it is appended, ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Pertaining or relating to cosmology. A comparison between the probable meaning ... One who investigates the problems of cosmology ; one versed in cosmology. ..."

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