• enPR: kŏz'mĭk, IPA: /ˈkɒz.mɪk/


  1. Of or from or pertaining to the cosmos or universe.
  2. Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast.
    cosmic speed
    • 1874, John Tyndall, "Inaugural Address before the British Association", in Popular Science, October 1874, page 683 ↗
      The human understanding, for example—the faculty which Mr. Spencer has turned so skillfully round upon its own antecedents—is itself a result of the play between organism and environment through cosmic ranges of time.
  3. (astronomy, dated) Rising or setting with the sun; not acronycal.

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