Cosmogonic



[koz-mog-uh-nee] /kɒzˈmɒg ə ni/

noun, plural cosmogonies.
1.
a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.
/kɒzˈmɒɡənɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
the study of the origin and development of the universe or of a particular system in the universe, such as the solar system
2.
a theory of such an origin or evolution
n.

1690s as “a theory of the creation;” 1766 as “the creation of the universe,” from Latinized form of Greek kosmogonia “creation of the world,” from kosmos “world, universe” (see cosmos) + -gonia “a begetting.”
cosmogony
(kŏz-mŏg’ə-nē)
The branch of cosmology that studies the origin of the universe and the larger objects found within it, such as the solar system.

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