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cosmography

[ koz-mog-ruh-fee ]

noun

, plural cos·mog·ra·phies.
  1. a science that describes and maps the main features of the heavens and the earth, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
  2. a description or representation of the main features of the universe.


cosmography

/ ˌkɒzməˈɡræfɪk; kɒzˈmɒɡrəfɪ /

noun

  1. a representation of the world or the universe
  2. the science dealing with the whole order of nature


cosmography

/ kŏz-mŏgrə-fē /

  1. The study of the visible universe that includes the measurement and cataloging of its objects and structures.


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Derived Forms

  • cosmographic, adjective
  • ˌcosmoˈgraphically, adverb
  • cosˈmographer, noun
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Other Words From

  • cos·mogra·pher cos·mogra·phist noun
  • cos·mo·graph·ic [koz-m, uh, -, graf, -ik], cosmo·graphi·cal adjective
  • cosmo·graphi·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cosmography1

1350–1400; Middle English < Greek kosmographía description of the world. See cosmo-, -graphy
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Example Sentences

The Professor of Astronomy was to teach astronomy, optics, navigation, and cosmography.

Biography has, too, its place in this playing-card cosmography, though it has not many examples.

His cosmography, like all of them, began with the creation and came down to the pontificate of Martin V who was then Pope.

The same has been affirmed also by persons versed in learning and skilled in the science of cosmography.

The history of cosmography is compounded of natural history, civil history, and mathematics.

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