cosmography
noun (plural -phies) Etymology: Middle English cosmographie, from Late Latin cosmographia, from Greek kosmographia, from kosmos + -graphia -graphy Date: 14th century 1. a general description of the world or of the universe 2. the science that deals with the constitution of the whole order of nature • cosmographer nouncosmographic or cosmographical adjective

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  • cosmography — [käz mäg′rə fē] n. [ME cosmographie < LL cosmographia < Gr kosmographia, description of the world: see COSMO & GRAPHY] 1. a general description of the world 2. the science dealing with the structure of the universe as a whole and of its… …   English World dictionary

  • Cosmography — Cos*mog ra*phy (k?z m?g r? f?), n.; pl. {Cosmographies} ( f?z). [Gr. kosmografi a; ko smos the world + gra fein to write: cf. F. cosmographie.] A description of the world or of the universe; or the science which teaches the constitution of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosmography — description of the universe, mid 15c., from COSMO (Cf. cosmo ) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy). Related: Cosmographic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cosmography — Sedentary Occupations of the Peasants. Facsimile from an Engraving on Wood, attributed to Holbein, in the Cosmographie of Munster (Basle, 1552, folio). Cosmography is the science that maps the general features of the universe, describing both… …   Wikipedia

  • cosmography — kosmografija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. cosmography vok. Kosmographie, f rus. космография, f pranc. cosmographie, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • cosmography — cosmographer, cosmographist, n. cosmographic /koz meuh graf ik/, cosmographical, adj. cosmographically, adv. /koz mog reuh fee/, n., pl. cosmographies. 1. a science that describes and maps the main features of the heavens and the earth, including …   Universalium

  • cosmography — noun a) The creation of maps of the universe. b) The study of the size and geometry of the universe and changes in those with cosmic time. See Also: cosmogony, cosmology …   Wiktionary

  • COSMOGRAPHY —    any theory which attempts to trace the system of things back to its first principle or primordial element or elements …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • cosmography — cos mog·ra·phy || grÉ™fɪ n. study of universe or world; representation of the main features of the universe; science that describes the general features of the universe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cosmography — noun (plural cosmographies) 1》 the branch of science which deals with the general features of the universe, including the earth. 2》 a description or representation of the universe or the earth. Derivatives cosmographer noun cosmographic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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