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[koz-muh-nawt, -not] /ˈkɒz məˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt/

a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
an astronaut, esp in the former Soviet Union

1959, Englishing of Russian kosmonavt, ultimately from Greek kosmos (see cosmos) + nautes “sailor” (see naval).

A crew member of a space mission launched by the former Soviet Union.


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    [koz-muh-pol-i-tn] /ˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn/ adjective 1. free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world. 2. of or characteristic of a . 3. belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world. 4. Botany, Zoology. widely distributed over the globe. noun 5. […]

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