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cosmogony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmogony  \Cos*mog"o*ny\  (-n?),  n.;  pl  {Cosmogonies}  (-n?z). 
  [Gr.  kosmogoni`a;  ko`smos  the  world  +  root  of  gi`gnesthai  to 
  be  born:  cf  F.  cosmogonie.] 
  The  creation  of  the  world  or  universe;  a  theory  or  account  of 
  such  creation;  as  the  poetical  cosmogony  of  Hesoid;  the 
  cosmogonies  of  Thales,  Anaxagoras  and  Plato. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosmogony 
  n  :  the  branch  of  astrophysics  that  studies  the  origins  and 
  structure  of  the  universe  [syn:  {cosmology}] 




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