The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.
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\cos"mos\ (?), n. (bot.) a genus of composite plants closely related to bidens, usually with very showy flowers, some with yellow, others with red, scarlet, purple, white, or lilac rays. they are natives of the warmer parts of america, and many species are cultivated. cosmos bipinnatus and c. diversifolius are among the best-known species; c. caudatus, of the west indies, is widely naturalized.
\cos"mos\ (k&obreve;z"m&obreve;s), n. [nl., fr. gr. ko`smos order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement); akin to skr. çad to distinguish one's self.]
1. the universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
2. the theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony. umboldt.
1. everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: universe, existence, creation, world, macrocosm]
2. the whole collection of existing things [syn: universe]
3. any of various mostly mexican herbs of the genus cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals
computer system for mainframe operations