American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space.
- n. The astrophysical study of the history, structure, and constituent dynamics of the universe.
- n. A specific theory or model of this structure and these dynamics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The general science or theory of the cosmos or material universe, of its parts, elements, and laws; the general discussion and coördination of the results of the special sciences.
- n. That branch of metaphysics which is concerned with the a priori discussion of the ultimate philosophical problems relating to the world as it exists in time and space, and to the order of nature.
- n. The study of the physical universe, its structure, dynamics, origin and evolution, and fate
- n. A metaphysical study into the origin and nature of the universe
- n. A particular view (cultural or religious) of the structure and origin of the universe
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The branch of science or philosophy dealing with the origin and nature of the universe as a whole.
- n. (Philosophy) the branch of metaphysics speculating on the structure and nature of the most fundamental parts of the system of creation, such as space and time, the elements of bodies, the structure of the universe, the modifications of material things, causality, the laws of motion, and the order and course of nature.
- n. (Astronomy) the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and structure of the universe, including the evolution of its present observable structure, using the methods of observational astronomy as well as mathematical physics.
- n. a treatise dealing with the original and structure of the universe.
- n. the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
- n. the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
- From Medieval Latin cosmologia, from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, "world") + -λογία (-logia, "treating of"), combination form of -λόγος (-logos, "one who speaks (in a certain manner)"). (Wiktionary)
“Since the most familiar part of the _prima facie_ reality, the part almost exclusively noticed by the naive mind, is embraced within the field of the physical sciences, the term cosmology has come more definitely to signify the _philosophy of nature_.”
“In short: theory and observation diverged in cosmology; theory and observation converged in climate physics. juggler”
“I am not an expert in cosmology, but I did post a comment with links.”
“Disregarding the knee jerk emotional reactions these questions might elicit from those whose concept of cosmology is based on bumper stickers and slogans, is it really that farfetched?”
“However, science operates within a hypothetico-deductive-Bayesian framework, and cosmology is no exception here.”
“The correct interpretation of the expanding models of general relativistic cosmology is that the distances between the points of space is increasing.”
“From complexity and chaos theory to the Gaia Hypothesis, a new cosmology is unfolding.”
“While still new in 1988, inflationary cosmology is now well-established.”
“The title refers both to astrophysics and human impulses, exploring the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmology, in the mind and body, and in the creative act itself.”
“Unfortunately, in Chinese cosmology now is also the time that supernatural pests stir to life -- including the White Tiger, a spirit that lurks in dark, humid spaces and attacks people's fortunes.”
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of or relating to the world or universe
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