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cos·mog·ra·phy

 (kŏz-mŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. cos·mog·ra·phies
1. The mapping of the universe as a whole system.
2. A general description or depiction of the world or universe: "a full-blown cosmography in which Earth is 'the garbage dump of the universe'" (Mark Muro).

cos·mog′ra·pher n.
cos′mo·graph′ic (-mə-grăf′ĭk), cos′mo·graph′i·cal adj.
cos′mo·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

cosmography

(kɒzˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a representation of the world or the universe
2. (Philosophy) the science dealing with the whole order of nature
cosˈmographer, cosˈmographist n
cosmographic, ˌcosmoˈgraphical adj
ˌcosmoˈgraphically adv

cos•mog•ra•phy

(kɒzˈmɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. the study of the structure of the universe and its constituent parts, comprising astronomy, geography, and geology.
2. a description or representation of the main features of the universe.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Greek kosmographía description of the world. See cosmo-, -graphy]
cos•mog′ra•pher, cos•mog′ra•phist, n.
cos`mo•graph′ic (-məˈgræf ɪk) cos`mo•graph′i•cal, adj.
cos`mo•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

cosmography

1. the branch of astronomy that maps and describes the main features of the universe.
2. a description or representation of the main features of the universe. — cosmographer, n. — cosmographic, cosmographical, adj.
See also: Cosmology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosmography - the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy)
natural science - the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
2.cosmography - a representation of the earth or the heavens; "the cosmography of Ptolemy"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
Translations

cosmography

[kɒzˈmɒgrəfɪ] Ncosmografía f

cosmography

nKosmografie f

cosmography

[kɒzˈmɒgrəfɪ] ncosmografia
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The swiftness of those circles attribute, Though numberless, to his omnipotence, That to corporeal substances could add Speed almost spiritual (8.100-10) God's cosmographical geometry is neat and orderly, the work of a careful architect who has built according to plans that are coextensive with the creation itself, in contrast to the contrived scribbling of later human speculators.
Among their topics are the Persian cosmopolis (900-1900) and the Sanskrit cosmopolis (400-1400), living in marvelous lands: Persianate vernacular literatures and cosmographical imaginaires around the Bay of Bengal, from Yarkand to Sindh via Kabul: the rise of Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Sufi networks in the 18th and 19th centuries, and inclusion and exclusion in the Persianate World: views of Baluch people in the 19th century.
Bin Cheng, a notable scholar of international law, has also noticed the distinction between the delimitation of outer space and the definition of the term outer space, describing the definition of the term outer space and its relation to celestial bodies as the "cosmographical scope" of outer space.
To aid in this edifying spiritual activity, Jains have commissioned large cosmographical patas that depict in exquisite detail the totality of the cosmos, usually in the shape of a giant person standing with legs apart (figure 1).
Chapter 2 of Dante e l'Oriente, "L'Oriente geografico di Dante", begins by identifying cosmographical sources available to Dante, then briefly surveys developments in ideas about the location of the Earthly Paradise during the Middle Ages, and next turns to actual geography.
Andrew Eliason then argues that Java la Grande was a reality rather than just a cosmographical construct to Guillaume Le Testu.
The cosmographical model with two celestial bodies explains why utopia can shift so easily from the positive to the negative, from eu-topia to dys-topia.
Hell, existence in the definitive rejection of "being for," is not a cosmographical destination but a dimension of human nature, the abyss into which it reaches at its lower end.
Suwar al-aqalim, the same title as al-Balkht's earlier work) claiming a connection to Alexander, Mario Casari deals with the cosmographical aspects of the Persian Alexander tradition, rightly emphasizing the importance that the pseudo-Aristotelian De Mundo has had in this context.
Atlas Armillary, which illustrates geographical, astronomical, and cosmographical concepts of the Renaissance, could be a choice for students and history lovers.
the fully elaborated model in the cosmographical excursus of a symmetrical, wholly interconnected, fully navigable, single-oikoumene globe contradicts the alternative cosmological vision ...' (p.
"The cosmographical dimension is present everywhere in native representations of the world, where the landscape and the universe are regarded not as a passive backdrop against which human events unfold, but as active participants in human life.