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División en sílabas: cos·mol·o·gy
Pronunciación: /käzˈmäləjē

Definición de cosmology en inglés:

sustantivo (plural cosmologies)

1The science of the origin and development of the universe. Modern astronomy is dominated by the Big Bang theory, which brings together observational astronomy and particle physics.
Example sentences
  • Compared to physics and astronomy, cosmology is a young science.
  • We have come to realize, through developments in astronomy and cosmology, that we are still quite near the beginning.
  • The big bang theory of cosmology asserts that the universe was once a very small and very hot soup of energetic subatomic particles.
1.1An account or theory of the origin of the universe.
Example sentences
  • Alternative cosmologies try to account for these perturbations in different ways.
  • Many of the physical theories and cosmologies of the Greeks read like rational revisions of the early myths.
  • Nonetheless, many powerful lineages managed to retain power through political maneuvers and by maintaining a monopoly on spiritual practices centrally associated in local cosmologies with agriculture and fertility.


mid 17th century: from French cosmologie or modern Latin cosmologia, from Greek kosmos 'order, world' + -logia 'discourse'.



Pronunciación: /ˌkäzməˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • This may come as some surprise, as I know nothing of any interest about the mass profiles nor the shapes of cosmological structures.
  • This tension was expressed in cosmological terms: psychological distress was interpreted as apocalyptic anxiety.
  • I've no intention of opening a cosmological can of worms.


Example sentences
  • Likewise, heliocentricity, while accepted by all but a tiny minority of astronomers and cosmologists, still has its detractors.
  • Looking for such a signal is a big goal of cosmologists right now.
  • But it is being increasingly discussed by other eminent physicists and cosmologists.

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