cosmography[käz mäg′rə fē]
cosmography definition by Webster's New World
- a general description of the world
- the science dealing with the structure of the universe as a whole and of its related parts: geology, geography, and astronomy are branches of cosmography
Origin: Middle English cosmographie ; from Late Latin cosmographia ; from Classical Greek kosmographia, description of the world: see cosmo- and amp; -graphy
cosmography definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. cos·mog·ra·phies
- The study of the visible universe that includes geography and astronomy.
- A general description or depiction of the world or universe: “a full-blown cosmography in which Earth is ‘the garbage dump of the universe’” (Mark Muro).
- cos·mogˈra·pher noun
- cosˌmo·graphˈic , cosˌmo·graphˈi·cal adjective
- cosˌmo·graphˈi·cal·ly adverb
cosmography - Science Definition
The study of the visible universe that includes the measurement and cataloging of its objects and structures.