the idea that fate, destiny, or a god controls and toys with human hopes and expectations; also, the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small that the universe is indifferent to the plight of man; also called irony of fate
Crane uses the theme of cosmic irony.
noun 1. Physics. radio-frequency noise that originates outside the earth’s atmosphere.
noun, Physics. 1. a radiation of high penetrating power that originates in outer space and consists partly of high-energy atomic nuclei. cosmic ray A ray of radiation of extraterrestrial origin, consisting of one or more charged particles such as protons, alpha particles, and larger atomic nuclei. Cosmic rays entering the atmosphere collide with atoms, producing […]
- Cosmic web
noun 1. a network of filaments of dark matter, believed by many astronomers to form the basis of the universe
cosmid (kŏz’mĭd) A hybrid vector that has been spliced with plasmid DNA for cloning large pieces of DNA.