cos·​mog·​ra·​phy käz-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce cosmography (audio)
plural cosmographies
: a general description of the world or of the universe
: the science that deals with the constitution of the whole order of nature
cosmographer noun
cosmographic adjective
or cosmographical

Examples of cosmography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lovecraft, quite possibly insane, eschewed realism entirely for an astonishingly demented but powerful cosmography of ancient aliens preying upon the white man much as the white man had dominated others into the twentieth century. Siddhartha Deb, The New Republic, 21 Jan. 2020

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Word History


Middle English cosmographie, from Late Latin cosmographia, from Greek kosmographia, from kosmos + -graphia -graphy

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cosmography was in the 14th century

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“Cosmography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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