HyperDic: cosmogeny

English > 1 sense of the word cosmogeny:
NOUNcognitioncosmogeny, cosmology, cosmogonythe branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
English > cosmogeny: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe.
Synonymscosmology, cosmogony
Category ofHubble's constant, Hubble constant, Hubble's parameter, Hubble parameter(cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer
big-bang theory, big bang theory(cosmology) the theory that the universe originated sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature
big bang(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
closed universe(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang
cosmic background radiation, CBR, cosmic microwave background radiation, CMBR, cosmic microwave background, CMB(cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin
dark matter(cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe
inflation(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
nebular hypothesis(cosmology) the theory that the solar system evolved from a hot gaseous nebula
planetesimal hypothesis(cosmology) the theory that the solar system was formed by the gravitational accumulation of planetesimals
steady state theory, continuous creation theory(cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
string, cosmic string(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
ylem(cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements
BroaderastrophysicsThe branch of astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial bodies
Spanishcosmogonía, cosmología
Catalancosmogonia, cosmologia
Adjectivescosmogenicpertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe

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