noun cos·mol·o·gy \käz-ˈmä-lə-jē\

: the scientific study of the origin and structure of the universe

plural cos·mol·o·gies

Full Definition of COSMOLOGY

a :  a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe
b :  a theory or doctrine describing the natural order of the universe
:  a branch of astronomy that deals with the origin, structure, and space-time relationships of the universe; also :  a theory dealing with these matters
cos·mo·log·i·cal \ˌkäz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
cos·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cos·mol·o·gist \käz-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun


New Latin cosmologia, from Greek kosmos + New Latin -logia -logy
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism


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