|—n , pl -nies|
|1.||the study of the origin and development of the universe or of a particular system in the universe, such as the solar system|
|2.||a theory of such an origin or evolution|
|[C17: from Greek kosmogonia, from |
|cosmogony (kŏz-mŏg'ə-nē) Pronunciation Key
The branch of cosmology that studies the origin of the universe and the larger objects found within it, such as the solar system.