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 satellite, which single-handedly helped establish the standard model of cosmology, took its last look at the cosmos Aug. 20, and settled into a final parking orbit around the sun Sept. 8.
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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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