cosmogonist

cosmogony

[koz-mog-uh-nee]
noun, plural cosmogonies.
a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.

Origin:
1860–65; < Greek kosmogonía creation of the world. See cosmo-, -gony

cosmogonal, cosmogonic [koz-muh-gon-ik] , cosmogonical, adjective
cosmogonist, noun
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cosmogony (kɒzˈmɒɡənɪ)
 
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 cosmo- + gonos creation]
 
cos'mogonal
 
adj
 
cosmogonic
 
adj
 
cosmo'gonical
 
adj
 
cos'mogonist
 
n

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cosmogony
1690s as "a theory of the creation;" 1766 as "the creation of the universe," from Gk. kosmogonia "creation of the world," from kosmos "world, universe" (see cosmos) + -gonia "a begetting."
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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.
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