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.)

Someone who studies the physical universe which is considered a totality of phenomena in time and space.
1. The branch of astrophysics that studies the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe.
2. The metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe.
3. Etymology: derived from the Greek kosmos, "order, harmony, the world" plus logos, "word, discourse".

In the broadest sense of the word, cosmology is that branch of learning which studies the universe as an ordered system.

Cosmology is confined to a description of the salient features of the observed universe, in terms of such categories as space, time, and matter; leaving questions concerning the origin, inner nature, and purpose of the universe to the related branches of cosmogony (branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe), ontology (metaphysical, or the philosophical study of the nature of being and existence), and teleology (study of ultimate causes in nature).

The art of measuring the world or the universe.
cosmonaut (s) (noun), cosmonauts (pl)
An astronaut in outer space programs: A cosmonaut is literally, "a sailor of the universe".
cosmonautic (adjective), more cosmonautic, most cosmonautic
A reference to the activities involved with traveling in outer space beyond the earth.
cosmonautics (pl) (noun), (plural used as a singular)
The science and activities of astronauts when they are traveling in outer space.
1. Receiving impressions from the universe through the senses.
2. Possessed of supernormal powers of perception.
1. Pertaining to a plastic force as operative in the formation of the world independently of God; world-forming.
2. Molding or shaping the universe.
1. Referring to creating the world.
2. An adjective referring to the creation, or formation, of the world.
1. The (capital) city of the world; a cosmopolitan city or community.
2. A large city inhabited by people from many different countries.
1. Pertinent or common to the whole world: "An issue of cosmopolitan import."
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: "The ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt."
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: "A cosmopolitan traveler."
4. In ecology, growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.

This conception is contrasted with ideologies of patriotism and nationalism. Cosmopolitanism may or may not entail some sort of world government or it may simply refer to more inclusive moral, economic, and/or political relationships between nations or individuals of different nations.

In the realms of social and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism is the idea that all of humanity belongs to a single moral community.
A reference to an organism, having a world-wide distribution or influence where ever the habitat is suitable.
1. A person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
2. An animal or plant of worldwide distribution.
3. Someone who is at home everywhere; such as, a person of world-wide experience and travel.
4. A person without national ties or prejudices; international in outlook.
1. Referring to a citizen of the world.
2. An animal, or plant, described as being distributed throughout the world.
3. Someone who is characterized as being at home everywhere; a person of world-wide experience and travel.