cosmogonical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cosmogonical pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe "cosmologic science","cosmological redshift","cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cosmogonical Belonging to cosmogony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cosmogonical relating to cosmogony
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kosmogoniakosmos, and root of gignesthai, to be born.

Usage

In literature:

The poem of Parmenides in which the cosmogonic speculations occur treats also of the origin of man.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Nowhere are they more perplexing than when we try to classify what may be styled Cosmogonic Myths.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
The soul must stretch over the cosmogonic abysses, while the body performs its daily duties.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The cosmogonic poetry is in its outlines not unlike that of Hesiod, but develops the ruder ideas at greater length.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
I proceed to indicate, in a few words, the cosmogonic system which Laplace substituted for it.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
Other references in Irish texts point to the common cosmogonic myth of the earth having gradually assumed its present form.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
Their cosmogonical connexion has already been referred to in a previous chapter.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
Commentaries, sanctioned by the highest authority, give up the "actual historical truth" of the cosmogonical and diluvial narratives.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
All this was mixed up with most complicated cosmogonical myths.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
The cosmogonic narrative which forms the first part of what Geo.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
In all these myths there is a theogonic and cosmogonic element.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Great masses of water have given rise to myths, mostly cosmogonic.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
She was not worshipped nor did she belong to any one place, but was a cosmogonic idea.
"The Religion of Ancient Egypt" by W. M. Flinders Petrie
This philosophy was hardly a century old before it began to cosmogonize, using the principles it considered itself sure of.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Commentaries, sanctioned by the highest authority, give up the "actual historical truth" of the cosmogonical and diluvial narratives.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
The ancients tell us plainly enough that they are derived from the cosmogonic elements.
"The Masculine Cross" by Anonymous
Now all this relates to a cosmogonic fact, anterior to the creation of man.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various
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In science:

Different cosmogonic scenarios predict very different timetables for the formation of stars and structures.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
While the faint luminosity end is important for cosmogonic purposes (providing constraints on the formation models, its flattish shape being roughly similar at all wavelengths), SBs and their complex physics dominate at the bright end of the LLF.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
A way to interprete these results is to consider as a crucial cosmogonic ingredient the role of galaxy interactions and merging.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Thus, gravitational lensing provides a powerful independent test of cosmogonic models;  .
Testing Cosmogonic Models with Gravitational Lensing
Each model for the development of cosmogonic structure (e.g. the HDM [hot dark matter] or CDM scenario) has at least one free parameter, the amplitude of the density (or potential) power spectrum.
Testing Cosmogonic Models with Gravitational Lensing
The former possibility would imply that the local expansion rate on scales of several hundred Mpc exceeds the global value of H0 by up to 30% and that the amplitude of very large-scale density fluctuations is far larger than expected in any current cosmogonic scenario.
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98
The ultimate goal is to apply this method to a number of cosmogonic models and to eliminate models whose gravitational lensing properties are inconsistent with observations.
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98
The standard cosmogonical framework of the CDM family of models assumes that structures evolve out of small perturbations in an expanding Friedmann universe.
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
The general dependence of the galaxy 3PCF on triangle shape and size appeared to be in qualitative agreement with the CDM cosmogonic models.
The Three-point Correlation Function of Galaxies Determined from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey
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