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cosmic

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adjective cos·mic \ˈkäz-mik\

Simple Definition of cosmic

  • : of or relating to the universe or outer space

  • : relating to spiritual matters

  • : very large or important

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cosmic

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone b :  of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical ideas

  2. 2 :  characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness <a cosmic thinker>

cosmically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of cosmic in a sentence

  1. The discovery caused a cosmic shift in people's views of the world.

  2. <predicted that the war would forever be regarded as a cosmic error>



Variants of cosmic

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cosmical

play \-mi-kəl\

Origin and Etymology of cosmic

Greek kosmikos, from kosmos order, universe


First Known Use: 1685


COSMIC Defined for Kids

cosmic

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adjective cos·mic \ˈkäz-mik\

Definition of cosmic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the whole universe





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