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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmology  \Cos*mol"o*gy\  (k[o^]z*m[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]),  n.  [Gr. 
  ko`smos  the  world  +  -logy:  cf  F.  cosmologie.] 
  The  science  of  the  world  or  universe;  or  a  treatise  relating 
  to  the  structure  and  parts  of  the  system  of  creation,  the 
  elements  of  bodies,  the  modifications  of  material  things  the 
  laws  of  motion,  and  the  order  and  course  of  nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosmology 
  n  1:  the  metaphysical  study  of  the  origin  and  nature  of  the 
  universe 
  2:  the  branch  of  astrophysics  that  studies  the  origins  and 
  structure  of  the  universe  [syn:  {cosmogony}] 




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