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  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.
  4. forming a part of the material universe, especially outside of the earth.
Also cos·mi·cal.

Origin of cosmic

1640–50; < Greek kosmikós worldly, universal, equivalent to kósm(os) world, arrangement + -ikos -ic
Related formscos·mi·cal·i·ty [koz-mi-kal-i-tee] /ˌkɒz mɪˈkæl ɪ ti/, nouncos·mi·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·cos·mic, adjectivenon·cos·mic, adjectivenon·cos·mi·cal·ly, adverbpre·cos·mic, adjectivepre·cos·mi·cal, adjectivepre·cos·mi·cal·ly, adverb

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Related Words for cosmically

astronomically, celestially, cosmically

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British Dictionary definitions for cosmically


  1. of or relating to the whole universecosmic laws
  2. occurring or originating in outer space, esp as opposed to the vicinity of the earth, the solar system, or the local galaxycosmic rays
  3. immeasurably extended in space or time; vast
  4. rare harmonious
Derived Formscosmically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cosmically



1640s, from cosmo- + -ic. Originally "of this world" (which was the sense of Greek kosmikos); meaning "of the universe" is from 1846. Cosmical is attested from 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cosmically in Science


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