Definition of cosmic in English:



  • 1Relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.

    ‘cosmic matter’
    ‘the cosmic void’
    • ‘They were studying variations that have been detected in the cosmic microwave background.’
    • ‘On the latter view, he is little more than a cog in the universal machine - a cosmic accident, a jumped-up germ.’
    • ‘The cosmic microwave background radiation contains billions of photons for every baryon.’
    • ‘However, a close examination reveals several forces at work to create this beautiful cosmic object.’
    • ‘They are weaker than cosmic and galactic rays, and tend to get buffeted around like clouds of manic dandelion spores on the solar wind.’
    • ‘Maybe that unity on earth will make Albert Einstein a very happy camper as he looks at earth from his eternal cosmic home?’
    • ‘There's nothing like seeing the splendour of our galaxy spread across the cosmic bowl.’
    • ‘Our bodies are made from interstellar dust which is the remains of ancient dead stars, cosmic debris and galactic particles.’
    • ‘Most of the universe is behind the cosmic horizon and cannot be directly detected.’
    • ‘So even after their best attempts to renovate our cosmic home, most of the Universe still remained elusive.’
    • ‘It all adds up to a huge mess of cosmic change, collectively called galaxy evolution.’
    • ‘The circumference of the Earth isn't great in cosmic terms, and neither is the speed of an airplane.’
    • ‘Here the human form becomes formless and merges into the cosmic void.’
    • ‘This bubble protected us from the dusty cosmic debris that shoots through space beyond the Solar System.’
    • ‘As the cyclic activity of our solar orbit governs all life on earth, so our cosmic orbit governs all life in the solar system.’
    • ‘Astronomers say that the six-way cosmic lens will reveal new information about how galaxies interact with each other.’
    • ‘It's not like taking a wee chunk out of one of the thousands bobbing around the solar system is some kind of cosmic vandalism.’
    • ‘However, on cosmic scales this pulsar is very much in our neighbourhood.’
    • ‘This gas forms part of a gigantic system of hot gas and dark matter that defines the cosmic landscape.’
    • ‘Copernicus's removal of the Earth from that cosmic pit was not a demotion but a promotion.’
    extraterrestrial, in space, from space
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    1. 1.1Inconceivably vast.
      ‘the song is a masterpiece of cosmic proportions’
      • ‘They all were silent for a moment pondering this bit of cosmic coincidence.’
      • ‘Transforming that cosmic blueprint into a meaningful experience required another set of unlikely collaborators.’
      • ‘There is a cosmic joke here somewhere, but no one is talking.’
      • ‘Beginning in the earliest Christian community, redemption is understood as cosmic in scope.’
      • ‘It was a display of gross incompetence on an almost cosmic scale.’
      • ‘Our ancestors were not entirely wrong when they perceived some cosmic mischief at work.’
      • ‘He imagines himself channelling vast cosmic forces through his droning feedback guitar.’
      • ‘If the cosmic forces of the universe are to do their healing task, we must be fully open to receive them.’