Definition of cosmogonic in US English:

cosmogonic

adjective

  • See cosmogony

    • ‘This dynastic change, often dated between the seventh and eleventh centuries C.E., reverberates in one cosmogonic myth concerning a power tussle between two deities in the Yoruba pantheon.’
    • ‘This is partly derived from the African cosmogonic worldview, which presumes a symbiotic relationship between the living and nonliving and between humans and non-humans in the universe.’
    • ‘It must be noted that the Indian cosmogonic and astronomical systems, while developing independently of western systems, bear remarkable affinities with the latter.’
    • ‘It has a cosmogonic function, in that it rouses dormant energies which them may shape the world.’
    • ‘Such a cosmogonic extravagance appeared to diminish the magnificence of the created order in our own world.’

Pronunciation

cosmogonic

/ˌkɑzməˈɡɑnɪk//ˌkäzməˈɡänik/