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cosmology

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noun cos·mol·o·gy \käz-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of cosmology

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

Full Definition of cosmology

plural cos·mol·o·gies

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  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 play \ˌkäz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
cos·mo·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cos·mol·o·gist play \käz-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of cosmology

New Latin cosmologia, from Greek kosmos + New Latin -logia -logy


First Known Use: circa 1656



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