cosmos: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (koz'mus, -mōs), [key]
— pl. -mos, -mos•es
  1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system.
  2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system.
  3. order; harmony.
  4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical America, some species of which, as C. bipannatus and C. sulphureus, are cultivated for their showy ray flowers.
  5. (cap.)one of a long series of Soviet satellites that have been launched into orbit around the earth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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