[koz-mik] /ˈkɒz mɪk/
of or relating to the :
characteristic of the or its phenomena:
immeasurably extended in time and space; vast.
forming a part of the material universe, especially outside of the earth.
of or relating to the whole universe: cosmic laws
occurring or originating in outer space, esp as opposed to the vicinity of the earth, the solar system, or the local galaxy: cosmic rays
immeasurably extended in space or time; vast
1640s, from cosmo- + -ic. Originally “of this world” (which was the sense of Greek kosmikos); meaning “of the universe” is from 1846. Cosmical is attested from 1580s.
Relating to the universe or the objects in it.
Powerfully wonderful; excellent: pay-perview is cosmic
noun, Astronomy. 1. electromagnetic radiation coming from every direction in the universe, considered the remnant of the big bang and corresponding to the black-body radiation of 3 K, the temperature to which the universe has cooled. noun microwave radiation in the universe, produced during the Big Bang and subsequently thinned and cooled as the universe […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. fine particles of matter in space. noun 1. fine particles of solid matter occurring throughout interstellar space and often collecting into clouds of extremely low density See also nebula (sense 1)
- Cosmic irony
noun 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 Examples Crane uses the theme of cosmic irony.
noun 1. Physics. radio-frequency noise that originates outside the earth’s atmosphere.