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[ koz-mik ]


  1. of or relating to the cosmos:

    cosmic laws.

  2. characteristic of the cosmos or its phenomena:

    cosmic events.

  3. immeasurably extended in time and space; vast.

    Synonyms: stupendous, enormous, immense

  4. forming a part of the material universe, especially outside of the earth.


/ ˈkɒzmɪk /


  1. of or relating to the whole universe

    cosmic laws

  2. occurring or originating in outer space, esp as opposed to the vicinity of the earth, the solar system, or the local galaxy

    cosmic rays

  3. immeasurably extended in space or time; vast
  4. rare.


/ kŏzmĭk /

  1. Relating to the universe or the objects in it.

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Derived Forms

  • ˈcosmically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • cos·mi·cal·i·ty [koz-mi-, kal, -i-tee], noun
  • cosmi·cal·ly adverb
  • inter·cosmic adjective
  • non·cosmic adjective
  • non·cosmi·cal·ly adverb
  • pre·cosmic adjective
  • pre·cosmi·cal adjective
  • pre·cosmi·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cosmic1

1640–50; < Greek kosmikós worldly, universal, equivalent to kósm ( os ) world, arrangement + -ikos -ic

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Example Sentences

Radiation produced by cosmic rays would have an even greater effect.

This latter stage is the one in which the photons corresponding to cosmic microwave background radiation are emitted.

If confirmed, this would be the first FRB detected within our galaxy, as well as the most compelling evidence of magnetars as a source of these cosmic sparks.

Indeed, parasites and pathogens could pursue a species through time and space—a kind of cosmic Red Queen scenario.

To pin down the cosmic clumpiness, researchers studied the orientation of 21 million galaxies with the Kilo-Degree Survey at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

That leads us to wonder why galaxies and their black holes somehow “know” where they are in the cosmic web.

Now, a new observation seems to show that black holes also behave according to their place in the cosmic web.

Yeah, you put us in this situation and it is almost a cosmic justice for it to be you.

That conflict also complicates finding our place in the cosmic network.

The size and shape of Laniakea depend on the rate of cosmic expansion, which is described by the Hubble parameter.

In the long process of time some higher cosmic sense may take its place.

The whole procedure—taking the cosmic view—was almost pointless, but it would make the botanist happy, at least.

Evil complicates, by one knows not what hydra-headed monstrosity, the vast, cosmic whole.

Average Jones paid him a lump sum, dismissed him and returned to the Cosmic Club, there to ponder the problem.

It was a perception of powers and forces, not at variance, but working in harmony towards some cosmic consummation.





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