[ koz-mog-ruh-fee ]
/ kɒzˈmɒg rə fi /

noun, plural cos·mog·ra·phies.

a science that describes and maps the main features of the heavens and the earth, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
a description or representation of the main features of the universe.

Origin of cosmography

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

Related forms

cos·mog·ra·pher, cos·mog·ra·phist, nouncos·mo·graph·ic [koz-muh-graf-ik] /ˌkɒz məˈgræf ɪk/, cos·mo·graph·i·cal, adjectivecos·mo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cosmography


/ (kɒzˈmɒɡrəfɪ) /


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

Derived Forms

cosmographer or cosmographist, nouncosmographic (ˌkɒzməˈɡræfɪk) or cosmographical, adjectivecosmographically, adverb
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Science definitions for cosmography


[ kŏz-mŏgrə-fē ]

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