cosmogony[käz mäg′ə nē]
cosmogony definition by Webster's New World
- the study of the origin of the universe
- pl. cosmogonies a theory or account of this: an ancient Greek cosmogony
Origin: Classical Greek kosmogonia, creation of the world ; from kosmogonos ; from kosmos, universe plush -gonos, -gony
cosmogony definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. cos·mog·o·nies
- The astrophysical study of the origin and evolution of the universe.
- A specific theory or model of the origin and evolution of the universe.
- cosˌmo·gonˈic , cosˌmo·gonˈi·cal adjective
- cosˌmo·gonˈi·cal·ly adverb
- cos·mogˈo·nist noun
cosmogony - Science Definition
The branch of cosmology that studies the origin of the universe and the larger objects found within it, such as the solar system.