an argument for the existence of God, asserting that the contingency of each entity, and of the universe composed wholly of such entities, demands the admission of an adequate external cause, which is God.
(philosophy) one of the arguments that purport to prove the existence of God from empirical facts about the universe, esp the argument to the existence of a first cause Compare ontological argument (sense 1), teleological argument
an argument for the existence of God because nature depends on something for its existence and the cosmos must therefore depend on a being for its existence
noun, Astronomy. 1. a term introduced by Einstein into his field equations of general relativity to permit a stationary, nonexpanding universe: it has since been abandoned in most models of the universe.
noun, Astronomy. 1. the hypothesis that the universe is isotropic and homogeneous on a large scale: used to simplify the equations of general relativity for models of the universe. noun 1. (astronomy) the theory that the universe is uniform, homogenous, and isotropic, and therefore appears the same from any position
noun, Astronomy. 1. the part of the redshift of celestial objects resulting from the expansion of the universe.
[koz-mol-uh-jee] /kɒzˈmɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom. 2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe. […]