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[koz-mog-ruh-fee] /kɒzˈmɒg rə fi/
noun, plural cosmographies.
a science that describes and maps the main features of the heavens and the earth, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
a description or representation of the main features of the universe.
Origin of cosmography
1350-1400; Middle English < Greek kosmographía description of the world. See cosmo-, -graphy
Related forms
cosmographer, cosmographist, noun
[koz-muh-graf-ik] /ˌkɒz məˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cosmographical, adjective
cosmographically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cosmography
  • He had his weaknesses: his cosmography was amateurish, his navigation overrated, his writing feeble.
  • The clear: the crystalline or outermost heaven of the old cosmography.
  • Universal cosmography illustrated with various remarkable things.
  • Beyond the big bang, see the future of the universe--a look at interstellar cosmography.
British Dictionary definitions for cosmography


a representation of the world or the universe
the science dealing with the whole order of nature
Derived Forms
cosmographer, cosmographist, noun
cosmographic (ˌkɒzməˈɡræfɪk), cosmographical, adjective
cosmographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cosmography

"description of the universe," mid-15c., from cosmo- + -graphy. Related: Cosmographic.

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cosmography in Science
The study of the visible universe that includes the measurement and cataloging of its objects and structures.
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