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[koz-mik] /ˈkɒz mɪk/
of or relating to the cosmos:
cosmic laws.
characteristic of the cosmos or its phenomena:
cosmic events.
immeasurably extended in time and space; vast.
forming a part of the material universe, especially outside of the earth.
Origin of cosmic
1640-50; < Greek kosmikós worldly, universal, equivalent to kósm(os) world, arrangement + -ikos -ic
Related forms
[koz-mi-kal-i-tee] /ˌkɒz mɪˈkæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
cosmically, adverb
intercosmic, adjective
noncosmic, adjective
noncosmically, adverb
precosmic, adjective
precosmical, adjective
precosmically, adverb
3. immense, enormous, stupendous. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cosmic
  • As a result, should one be seen, scientists should be able to trace its path back to the distant cosmic event that spawned it.
  • Now that you know the basics of the seasons, see if you can identify the four days of the astronomical calendar on our cosmic map.
  • Space fans can today play a cosmic slot machine to help astronomers understand the biggest pile-ups in the universe.
  • Plus, being exposed to cosmic radiation for years and years and years cannot be a good lifestyle choice.
  • The confirmed origin of ordinary cosmic rays may need to be unconfirmed.
  • The academic sort of is neither brilliant nor cosmic.
  • On the cosmic scale, there is nothing special about our planet after all.
  • Details of the big bang are obscured by billions of years of cosmic history.
  • cosmic x rays shone on the delicate mirrors of the precious telescope for the first time.
  • Astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion so strange they don't even know what to call it.
British Dictionary definitions for cosmic


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
(rare) harmonious
Derived Forms
cosmically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cosmic

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cosmic in Science
Relating to the universe or the objects in it.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for cosmic



Powerfully wonderful; excellent: pay-perview is cosmic

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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