Definitions for COSMICˈkɒz mɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cos•micˈkɒz mɪk(adj.)

also cos′mi•cal

  1. of or pertaining to the cosmos:

    cosmic laws.

  2. characteristic of the cosmos or its phenomena:

    cosmic events.

  3. immeasurably extended in time and space; vast.

  4. forming a part of the material universe, esp. outside of the earth.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of cosmic:

1640–50; < Gk kosmikós worldly, universal =kósm(os) world, arrangement +-ikos -ic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmic(adj)

    of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe

    "cosmic laws"; "cosmic catastrophe"; "cosmic rays"

  2. cosmic(adj)

    inconceivably extended in space or time


  1. cosmic(Adjective)

    Of or from or pertaining to the cosmos or universe.

  2. cosmic(Adjective)

    Infinitely or inconceivably extended; vast

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cosmic(adj)

    alt. of Cosmical


  1. Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate

    Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate is a program designed to provide advances in meteorology, ionospheric research, climatology, and space weather by using GPS satellites in conjunction with low Earth orbiting satellites. The term "COSMIC" may refer to either the organization itself or the constellation of satellites. The constellation is a joint U.S.-Taiwanese project with major participants including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the National Science Foundation, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory on the U.S. side and the National Space Organization on the Taiwanese side. The total cost of the project is US$100 million, 80% of which is being provided by NSPO, and the remainder by various U.S. agencies. After experiencing several delays, the launch of the COSMIC satellite constellation atop a Minotaur launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB occurred at 01:40 GMT, on April 15, 2006, despite heavy fog. The satellites, which orbit at an altitude of 500 miles, required over a year to move into the correct positions to provide full global coverage.

Translations for COSMIC

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having to do with the universe or outer space

cosmic rays.

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