- the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
- the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.
Origin of cosmology
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The universe, it turns out, expands, and Einstein considered the cosmological constant his “biggest blunder.”
But observations today suggest that, indeed, the cosmological constant is necessary.
Papakhu, chamber of the god, 627;cosmological significance, 629.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
His cosmological ideas were based on those of Burnet and Leibnitz.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution
Alpheus Spring Packard
In North America the woman in the moon is a cosmological myth.Moon Lore
These objects also symbolize metaphysical and cosmological truths.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Its motive was not cosmological or metaphysical, but religious and historical.
- the philosophical study of the origin and nature of the universe
- the branch of astronomy concerned with the evolution and structure of the universe
- a particular account of the origin or structure of the universePtolemaic cosmology
Word Origin and History for cosmological
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.
[Robert Frost, from "Desert Places," 1936]
- The scientific study of the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe.
- A specific theory or model of the origin and evolution of the universe.
A system of beliefs that seeks to describe or explain the origin and structure of the universe. A cosmology attempts to establish an ordered, harmonious framework that integrates time, space, the planets, stars, and other celestial phenomena. In so-called primitive societies, cosmologies help explain the relationship of human beings to the rest of the universe and are therefore closely tied to religious beliefs and practices. In modern industrial societies, cosmologies seek to explain the universe through astronomy and mathematics. Metaphysics also plays a part in the formation of cosmologies. (See also under “Physical Sciences and Mathematics.”)