Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to cosmology, or to the overall structure of the universe

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to cosmology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to cosmology.
  • from the changes in the world, used by Aristotle and Martineau;
  • from the dependency of everything in the world, used by J. Caird, Martineau, and Stirling;
  • the contingencies of the world, used by Aquinas, Leibnitz, Clarke;
  • from the finitude of things in the world, used by Clarke;
  • from the temporal character of things in the world;
  • from the relativities of the world, used by Green and Illingworth;
  • from the phenomenal character of the world;
  • from the potential character of the world, used by Aristotle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
  • adj. pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe

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Examples

  • To do this, Einstein inserted a fudge factor, which he called the cosmological constant.

    Disturbing The Universe

  • Linder: So the granddaddy of all concepts of dark energy was put forward by Albert Einstein all the way back in 1917, what he called the cosmological constant.

    Universe Today

  • There's a huge stockpile of them little more than a stone's throw away in cosmological terms, all waitng for someone to grab them up.

    Post Mission Side Effects - NASA Watch

  • The cosmological is constantly at war with the personal.

    MIND MELD: Keeping Space Opera Relevant [UPDATED]

  • Both look like examples of front-loading for life (given the requirement for stars, etc), except that 'fine-tuning', not 'front-loading' is the common term in cosmological contexts.

    Another predictable argument against front-loading

  • "Failure of abiogenesis research" Sure, just as we've failed in cosmological research, and have no idea how, say, the solar system really formed.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • Sure, just as we've failed in cosmological research, and have no idea how, say, the solar system really formed.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • The new truth reached by the discovery has recently also been incorporated as an important ingredient in cosmological speculations The aim has been to try to understand how a universe, originally very hot and symmetric, could avoid that matter and antimatter almost immediately annihilated each other.

    Press Release: The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • “In modern string theory, dark energy also called the cosmological constant is the energy stored in empty space, where pairs of matter and anti-matter particles are spontaneously created and annihilated,” said Baylor researcher Gerald Cleaver.

    Researchers Claim Star Trek’s Warp Drive Possible In The Future | Impact Lab

  • In other words, the scope for variation in the magnitude of dark energy (also known as the cosmological constant) while preserving the possibility of human life is mind-bogglingly small.

    An Interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

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