- a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.
Origin of cosmogony
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The "origin of things" is the history of the Creation of the world, Cosmogony.
With it ends the series treating of the Cosmogony or Beginnings of the World.
And did he not talk a long string of learning about Greek and cosmogony, and the world?'The Vicar of Wakefield
It was common sense that inspired Ptolemy's theory of cosmogony.The Servant Problem
Robert F. Young
They very nearly failed to assimilate the Copernican cosmogony.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
- the study of the origin and development of the universe or of a particular system in the universe, such as the solar system
- a theory of such an origin or evolution
Word Origin and History for cosmogony
1690s as "a theory of the creation;" 1766 as "the creation of the universe," from Latinized form of Greek kosmogonia "creation of the world," from kosmos "world, universe" (see cosmos) + -gonia "a begetting."
- The branch of cosmology that studies the origin of the universe and the larger objects found within it, such as the solar system.