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cosmos

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noun cos·mos \ˈkäz-məs, 1 & 2 also -ˌmōs, -ˌmäs\

Simple Definition of cosmos

  • the cosmos : the universe especially when it is understood as an ordered system

  • : a tall plant that has usually white, pink, or red flowers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cosmos

  1. 1 a :  universe 1 b (1) :  an orderly harmonious systematic universe — compare chaos (2) :  order, harmony

  2. 2 :  a complex orderly self-inclusive system

  3. 3 plural cosmos \-məs, -məz\ also cosmoses play \-mə-səz\ [New Latin, genus name, from Greek kosmos] :  any of a genus (Cosmos) of tropical American composite herbs; especially :  a widely cultivated tall annual (C. bipinnatus) with yellow or red disks and showy ray flowers

Examples of cosmos in a sentence

  1. the origins of the cosmos

  2. <an essay that ponders the place of humankind in the vast cosmos>



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Origin of cosmos

Greek kosmos


First Known Use: 1596



COSMOS Defined for Kids

cosmos

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noun cos·mos \ˈkäz-məs, 1 is also -ˌmōs, -ˌmäs\

Definition of cosmos for Students

  1. 1 :  the universe especially as thought of as an orderly system

  2. 2 :  a tall garden plant related to the daisies that has showy white, pink, or rose-colored flower heads





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