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English definition of “cosmology”

cosmology

noun [C] uk   /kɒzˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /kɑːzˈmɑː.lə-/
the study of the nature and origin of the universeThe Earth and outer space - general words
cosmological
adjective uk   /ˌkɒz.məˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˌkɑːz.məˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/ (also cosmologic,   /ˌkɒz.məˈlɒdʒ.ɪk/    /ˌkɑːz.məˈlɑː.dʒɪk/)
Caltech in the 50s was an international centre of cosmological discovery.The Earth and outer space - general words
(Definition of cosmology from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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