cosmos

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cosmos everything that exists anywhere "they study the evolution of the universe","the biggest tree in existence"
    • n cosmos any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cosmos (Bot) A genus of composite plants closely related to Bidens, usually with very showy flowers, some with yellow, others with red, scarlet, purple, white, or lilac rays. They are natives of the warmer parts of America, and many species are cultivated. Cosmos bipinnatus and Cosmos diversifolius are among the best-known species; Cosmos caudatus, of the West Indies, is widely naturalized.
    • Cosmos The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.
    • Cosmos The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cosmos Order; harmony.
    • n cosmos Hence The universe as an embodiment of order and harmony; the system of order and law exhibited in the universe.
    • n cosmos Any system or circle of facts or things considered as complete in itself.
    • n cosmos [capitalized] [NL.] A small genus of Compositæ, related to the dahlia, ranging from Bolivia to Arizona. C. caudatus is widely naturalized through the tropics. C. bipinnatus and C. diversifolius are frequently cultivated.
    • n cosmos Fermented mare's milk: same as kumiss.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cosmos koz′mos the world as an orderly or systematic whole—opp. to Chaos: order
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
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    “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ko`smos order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement); akin to Skr. çad, to distinguish one's self
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Le troisieme volume de mon Cosmos avance, mais la serenite manque aux ames moins credules.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Swear that if a hitch occurs in your scheme of the cosmos, you will not break up your furniture with a crusader's mace.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Cosmos is planted from seeds.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Rather they looked through an opening in the cosmos that carried their gaze to another and distant point.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
We gambled on the greatest adventure in all the cosmos.
"Raiders of the Universes" by Donald Wandrei
A gigantic arc of rushing light-forms spanning the black gulf of an unknown cosmos.
"Wanderer of Infinity" by Harl Vincent
The stars went out and the universe reeled and the Med Ship became a sort of cosmos all its own.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
And incidentally where in the cosmos is this system?
"The Long Voyage" by Carl Richard Jacobi
It is the skeleton, the structure of life, love, the cosmos.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
The whole cosmos is borrowing her tricks.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
I tell you that when they have written three tons about me, they shall as little understand me as the Cosmos I reflect.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
The cosmos is very much alive, because Sex is the axis (X-is) upon which it rotates in perfect harmony.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
So that if he got shot out of this cosmos altogether he wouldn't know the difference.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
But whatever the Judge's views were on the chess game of the cosmos, Margaret, his wife, had no desire to beat God at his own game.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Chelsea is a cosmos.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
The world was a Cosmos, a regulated system.
"God and the World" by Arthur W. Robinson
The beneficial forces of the Cosmos are harnessed by it, flow through it.
"Ham Sandwich" by James H. Schmitz
But the cosmos in general paid no attention to human activities or usually undesirable intentions.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Toward the last there was too much Camden in his Cosmos.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
It exceeds by infinity, in breadth of vision, even our contemporary notion of an infinite physical cosmos.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
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In poetry:

In the world desert’s sandy grounds –
Where all’s a host, you fell in love
With cosmos of the different sounds
And flowers of troubled life.
"Poetry (Sonnet)" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
Cleaving the blue abysmal without sound,
Pressed on my soul I felt the awful seals
Of that vast Cosmos without depth or bound,
Blazing with golden wheels.
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
Motionless, encircled by fiery roses,
The living altar of the cosmos smolders
And in its smoke, as in creative slumber,
All forces quiver, eternity's a dream.
"By Life Tormented" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
This circled cosmos whereof man is god
Has suns and stars of green and gold and red,
And cloudlands of great smoke, that range o'er range
Far floating, hide its iron heavens o'erhead.
"King's Cross Station" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour once zoomed through the cosmos at 17,500 mph.
Space shuttle Endeavour once zoomed through the cosmos at 17,500 mph.
Because of the way his atoms were put together, we celebrate Carl Sagan, the beloved scientist, astronomer and Cosmos whisperer, on what would have been his 78th birthday — Nov 9.
For more than half a century, Lee Bontecou has been peering into the cosmos.
Witness Galileo 's famous struggle to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his discoveries about the cosmos.
Gio Savarese to coach Cosmos in 2013.
Gio Savarese (left), here with Eric Cantona, will coach the Cosmos in the second division.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former MetroStars forward Gio Savarese has been hired as coach of the reconstituted New York Cosmos, who start play next year in the second division North American Soccer League.
Gio Savarese to coach minor league Cosmos in second-division North American Soccer League.
NEW YORK – Former MetroStars forward Gio Savarese has been hired as coach of the reconstituted New York Cosmos, who start play next year in the second division North American Soccer League.
Former MetroStars forward Gio Savarese has been hired as coach of the reconstituted New York Cosmos, who start play next year in the second division North American Soccer League.
Life and the cosmos, word by word.
Life and the Cosmos, Word by Painstaking Word.
Lovescopes, friendship forecasts, school outlooks and more GL's connecting with the cosmos to cast your horoscope each week.
Howard Bloom tackles the question of how a godless cosmos creates.
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In science:

Inaba recently used a simple model to suggest that Quantum Theory can result from a fluctuation in the cosmos.
The Holistic Universe and the Variation of the Fine Structure Constant
Norton, editors, The Cosmos of Science, Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in the Philosophy and History of Science, pages 351–385.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
All but the smallest runs were performed on the UK Cosmology Consortium COSMOS Origin 3800 supercomputer in Cambridge, using between 10 and 20 processors.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Clearly, the present accelerating phase of the evolution of the universe carries the seed of the possibly very dramatic future of our cosmos.
Generalized phantom energy
This has been defined under the name of a cosmos .
Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity
Alberto Mart´ınez de la Ossa Romero ba jo su direcci´on en el Dpto. de F´ısica Te´orica y del Cosmos, as´ı como que ´este ha disfrutado de estancias en el extranjero por un periodo superior a tres meses, tanto en el CERN (Suiza) como en el Instituto Superior T´ecnico de Lisboa (Portugal).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Maeder, “CNO production in the first generation stars,” in International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics - Nuclei in the Cosmos, 2006. 18. S. C.
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
Lloyd S (2006) Programming the universe :a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Cassata et al. (2007), using the COSMOS Survey, have studied the morphological content and environmental dependence of the galaxy color-magnitude relation at z ∼ 0.7 and found that the red and blue sequences of galaxies found in the nearby universe are found at z ∼ 0.7 as well.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, & Physics Department, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802, U.S.A.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
Simon, H. A. 1978. “Information-processing theory of human problem solving” In Mind and cosmos: Essays in contemporary science and philosophy, Colodny R. G. (Ed.), pp. 71–119. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
We will see in Ref. that with this unified theory we can provide a solution of dark energy of cosmos which is one of the most mysterious problem presently since the dark energy is the main part (around 72%) of our universe.
A new quantum theory of gravity in the framework of general relativity
Specifically, the photometric redshifts in COSMOS are in excellent agreement with the spectroscopic redshifts made publicly available by the zCOSMOS survey (Lilly et al. 2007), with σz /(1 + z) = 0.008 for 1444 objects at zspec < 1.5.
The Most Massive Galaxies at 3.0
Inspection of the KS -band image over COSMOS reveals that all selected massive galaxies are single, isolated objects, including C1-23152, showing no obvious signature of the two knots.
The Most Massive Galaxies at 3.0
Spitzer-MIPS 24 µm data We have used the publicly available observations at 24 µm from Spitzer-MIPS provided by S-COSMOS and FIDEL17 to further constrain the activity in the most massive galaxies at 3.0 ≤ z < 4.0.
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