cos|mog|ra|phy «koz MOG ruh fee», noun.
1. the science that deals with the general appearance and structure of the universe. Cosmography includes astronomy, geography, and geology.
2. plural -phies. a description of the general features of the earth or the universe.
[< Greek kosmographíā < kósmos world + graphíā drawing, delineation < gráphein draw, write]

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