- The definition of cosmology is a science of how the universe started and how it is structured.
An example of cosmology is the study of the big bang theory.
- the scientific study of the form, content, organization, and evolution of the universe
- the branch of metaphysics dealing with the origin and structure of the universe
Origin: Midieval Latin cosmologia: see cosmo- and amp; -logy
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noun pl. cos·mol·o·gies
- The study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space.
- a. The astrophysical study of the history, structure, and constituent dynamics of the universe.b. A specific theory or model of this structure and these dynamics.
- cosˌmo·logˈic , cosˌmo·logˈi·cal adjective
- cosˌmo·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- cos·molˈo·gist noun
cosmology - Ologies & -Isms Definition
cosmology - Cultural Definition
The branch of science dealing with the large-scale structure, origins, and development of the universe. (See astronomy and Big Bang theory.)
A system of beliefs that seeks to describe or explain the origin and structure of the universe. A cosmology attempts to establish an ordered, harmonious framework that integrates time, space, the planets, stars, and other celestial phenomena. In so-called primitive societies, cosmologies help explain the relationship of human beings to the rest of the universe and are therefore closely tied to religious beliefs and practices. In modern industrial societies, cosmologies seek to explain the universe through astronomy and mathematics. Metaphysics also plays a part in the formation of cosmologies. (See also under “Physical Sciences and Mathematics.”)
cosmology - Science Definition
- The scientific study of the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe.
- A specific theory or model of the origin and evolution of the universe.
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