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cosmos

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

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

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

Full Definition of COSMOS

1
a :  universe 1
b (1) :  an orderly harmonious systematic universe — compare chaos
(2) :  order, harmony
2
:  a complex orderly self-inclusive system
3
plural cosmos \-məs, -məz\ also cos·mos·es \-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

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

Illustration of COSMOS

Origin of COSMOS

Greek kosmos
First Known Use: 1596

Related to COSMOS

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

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