cosmic

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See also: còsmic

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cosmos +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: kŏz'mĭk, IPA(key): /ˈkɒz.mɪk/
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Adjective[edit]

cosmic (comparative more cosmic, superlative most cosmic)

  1. Of or from or pertaining to the cosmos or universe.
  2. Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast.
    cosmic speed
    • 1874, John Tyndall, "Inaugural Address before the British Association", in Popular Science, October 1874, page 683
      The human understanding, for example—the faculty which Mr. Spencer has turned so skillfully round upon its own antecedents—is itself a result of the play between organism and environment through cosmic ranges of time.
  3. Of or relating to abstract spiritual or metaphysical ideas.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light:Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, page 9:
      Humpty Dumpty is the cosmic egg, the wall, the edge between transcendence and existence. As nothing breaks up into the world of things, the movement toward entropy becomes irreversible.
    • 1999, John W. Milor, Apparition, page 272:
      “It's called transdimentional awareness,” Jay contributed to the conversation, “and it's like totally cosmic man.”
  4. (astronomy, dated) Rising or setting with the sun; not acronycal.

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Pronunciation[edit]

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cosmic

  1. cosmic

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cosmique.

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cósmic m or n (feminine singular cosmică, masculine plural cosmici, feminine and neuter plural cosmice)

  1. cosmic

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