Definition of cosmology
cosmologicalplay \ˌkäz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
cosmologicallyplay \ˌkäz-mə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cosmologistplay \käz-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun
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The game of cosmology in the latter half of the 20th century was to go deep.
Some have even compared the cosmology of the Zohar to the conception of the universe suggested by quantum physics, string theory in particular.
Japan’s most sacred shrine complex, dating back to the third century and considered the spiritual home of Shinto cosmology—was the most popular pilgrimage by far.
The paper also notes that a cold region of this size could occur by chance within our standard model of cosmology—with a 1%-2% likelihood.
In this unforgiving cosmology, there isn’t much room for forces that aren’t so amenable to an individual’s will — and sure enough, there isn’t much room for them in Sasse’s book either.
The 29-person list of other experts who signed on includes four Nobel Prize winners, a Fields Medal winner, Steven Hawking, and leading figures from the cosmology experiments COBE, WMAP, and Planck.
Packed with symbolism—a seven-pointed star references the Seven Sisters constellation, the seven clans of the Cherokee and the seven directions in Cherokee cosmology—the portrait also includes a depiction of the Agena spacecraft.
Cosmology deals with the big questions of the universe, often the same questions that keep philosophers up at night.
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Did You Know?
Most religions and cultures include some kind of cosmology to explain the nature of the universe. In modern astronomy, the leading cosmology is still the Big Bang theory, which claims that the universe began with a huge explosion that sent matter and energy spreading out in all directions. One reason why fans watch Star Trek is for the various cosmologies depicted in the show, including different conceptions of space, time, and the meaning of life.
COSMOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cosmology for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of the origin and structure of the universe
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