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cosmology vs. cosmogony

[ koz-mol-uh-jee ]
  1. 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.
  2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.
[ koz-mog-uh-nee ]
  1. a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.

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