Definition of cosmic
1a : of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone cosmic radiationb : of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical (see metaphysical 2) ideas cosmic wisdom
2 : characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness a cosmic thinker a book of cosmic significance
cosmicallyplay \ˈkäz-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of cosmic in a Sentence
The discovery caused a cosmic shift in people's views of the world.
predicted that the war would forever be regarded as a cosmic error
Recent Examples of cosmic from the Web
Boubert and his colleagues used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which has observed millions of cosmic objects in more than one-third of the night sky.
The big bang created a sea of neutrinos that shaped the evolution of cosmic structures, slowing the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters.
In this vast expanse of ranches and farms, rural, two-lane roads could mean traffic jams of cosmic proportions.
Presiding over this cosmic spectacle was Mephistopheles himself, the admirable Italian bass Riccardo Zanellato, looking very much like a dapper devil in black tails with white vest and white bow tie.
But even the tiniest piece of cosmic junk poses an enormous threat to other satellites and spacecraft.
This cosmic optical illusion is broadly known as gravitational lensing, and its effects have been observed extensively throughout the universe, especially near very massive objects, such as entire galaxies.
Tens of thousands of people, including a small army of NASA scientists who will be broadcasting the cosmic spectacle from Carbondale, are expected to pour into a diagonal swath at the bottom tip of the state.
So this talk is gonna be an exploration of all the ways the cosmic perspective can be transformative in our lives.
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Origin and Etymology of cosmic
Greek kosmikos, from kosmos order, universe
First Known Use: 1685See Words from the same year
COSMIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cosmic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the universe or outer space
: relating to spiritual matters
: very large or important
COSMIC Defined for Kids
Definition of cosmic for Students
: of or relating to the whole universe
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