cosmo-, cosm-, cosmico-, cosm, -cosmia, -cosmos, -cosmic, -cosmics, -cosmical, -cosmology, -cosms

(Greek: kosmos to cosmos; "world, universe"; from its "perfect order and arrangement"; to order, to arrange, to adorn; well-ordered, regular, arranged; skilled in adornment, which came into English as cosmetic.)

cosmic (noun), more cosmic, most cosmic
1. A reference, or description, of outer space or a part of the universe other than the earth.
2. Very great in size or significance.
cosmic dust (s) (noun), cosmic dusts (pl)
Minute particles of solid matter distributed throughout the universe: Cosmic dust forms clouds in interstellar space.
cosmic electrodynamics (plural form that functions as a singular) (noun)
1. The science concerned with electromagnetic phenomena in ionized media encountered in interstellar space, in stars, and above the atmosphere.
2. The physics of the interactions of moving, charged particles and magnetic fields in planetary atmospheres, stars, and interstellar and intergalactic space.
cosmic noise (s) (noun), cosmic noises (pl)
1. Radio static caused by a phenomenon outside the earth's atmosphere; such as, sunspots.
2. Random noise or interference that is produced by cosmic background radiation; that is, by radiation from outside the earth's atmosphere which is coupled into a communication system.
cosmic radiation (s) (noun), cosmic radiations (pl)
Radiation by cosmic rays, consisting chiefly of protons, with some electrons and atomic nuclei: Cosmic radiations involves their collision or reaction with particles in the atmosphere which includes a wide variety of secondary radiations known as a cosmic ray showers.
cosmic radio waves (pl) (noun)
Radio waves reaching the earth from interstellar or intergalactic sources.
cosmic ray (s) (noun), cosmic rays (pl)
Any of a group of very high-energy particles reaching the earth from outer space or produced in the earth's atmosphere by the particles from outer space.
cosmic sediment (s) (noun), cosmic sediments (pl)
Particles of extraterrestrial origin which are observed as black magnetic spherules in deep-sea sediments.
cosmic year (s) (noun), cosmic years (pl)
A period of approximately 220 million years, the time it takes for the sun to make one orbit around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
cosmical (adjective), more cosmical, most cosmical
1. Characteristic of the universe; inconceivably great; vast; as, cosmic speed.
2. Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.
3. Referring to the universe, and having special reference to universal law or order, or to the one grand harmonious system of things; hence; harmonious; orderly.
cosmical physics (pl) (noun)
In ancient astronomy, the word cosmical means "occurring at sunrise", and designates the rising, or setting, of the stars at that time: Cosmical physics is a term broadly applied to the totality of those branches of science which consider the phenomena of the cosmos, or universe, and their explanations by the laws of physics.

Cosmical physics includes geomagnetism, seismology, the tides, meteorology as related to cosmical causes, the aurora, meteoric phenomena, and the physical constitution of the heavenly bodies generally.

cosmicality (s) (noun), cosmicalities (pl)
A part of the cosmos: The cosmicality of outer space.
cosmically (adjective), more cosmically, most cosmically
1. A reference to being inconceivably extended in space or time.
2. Pertaining to, or characteristic, of the cosmos or universe.
cosmic-ray telescope (s) (noun), cosmic-ray telescopes (pl)
An instrument used to detect and identify the direction of cosmic rays or the material that results when cosmic rays interact with the atmosphere.
cosmism (s) (noun), cosmisms (pl)
The philosophy or doctrine of cosmic evolution.