- of or relating to the cosmos: cosmic laws.
- characteristic of the cosmos or its phenomena: cosmic events.
- immeasurably extended in time and space; vast.
- forming a part of the material universe, especially outside of the earth.
Origin of cosmic
1640–50; < Greek kosmikós worldly, universal, equivalent to kósm(os) world, arrangement + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for cosmical
The mythical or cosmical element reminds us of the Timaeus, the ideal of the Republic.Statesman
He could not see the source of the great roaring—the roaring of some cosmical cataract.Melomaniacs
It is a fundamental, a cosmical, a world-transforming change.Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)
George John Romanes
That the "cosmical" law is "the weakest must go to the wall" is generally conceded.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
For no one denies that some benefit may result from the present cosmical structure.Theism or Atheism
- of or relating to the whole universecosmic laws
- occurring or originating in outer space, esp as opposed to the vicinity of the earth, the solar system, or the local galaxycosmic rays
- immeasurably extended in space or time; vast
- rare harmonious
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Word Origin and History for cosmical
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the universe or the objects in it.
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