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She believes in the Big Bang theory of cosmology.
  the study of the origin of the universe
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The term can be used to reference metaphysical or philosophical study; or the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe.

Standard suffix:  "ology" often means "study of" when used at the end of a word.
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  • She believes in the Big Bang theory of cosmology.
  • The steady-state theory of cosmology suggests that the universe is constantly producing matter and infinitely expanding.
  • the multiverse hypothesis in cosmology speculates that ours may be but one of many universes
  • the seven-headed snake deity of the Hindu-Buddhist cosmology

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  • Like Reverend Hale and the others on this stage, we conceive the Devil as a necessary part of a respectable view of cosmology.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • often prayer flags bear the red creatures in the Sherpa image of a winged horse in addition to written prayers; horses are sac cosmology and are believed to carry the prayers heavenward with special speed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Mythology, in other words, is psychology misread as biography, history, and cosmology.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Besides, I was trying to get the hang of his cosmology, so I egged him on, sometimes even badgered him into narrating Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In the distorted cosmology of the Afrikaner, the Nationalist victory was like the Israelites’ journey to the Promised Land.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She replayed a tape of Agapi and herself talking: ". A parent, intentionally or not, imposes a cosmology on the little child—" Agapi paused.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter

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  • They think that what’s true for acute physical processes is probably applicable to cosmology itself.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN published his general theory of relativity in 1916, profoundly affecting the study of physics and cosmology for years.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • For although it might be tolerable if human reason and knowledge held themselves within earthly bounds and treated the subject-object experience as real within that sphere, the moment it reached out into the eternal riddle, into so-called cosmology or cosmogony, the joke was over, and presumptu-ousness had achieved the acme of monstrosity.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Everything I see in him corresponds to his pamphlet on Biblical Cosmology.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Cosmology, let’s see . what we believe, subconsciously, implicitly, or both, how the universe works—you want to add something?
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • All right, so we assume everyone understands cosmology.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • And I was thinking, how about including a section on the cosmology imparted by television as artificial caregiver?
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • According to her mother’s cosmology, the world was against her and no one could change this, because this was a curse.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • We go on to say that parents pass along this cosmology to children through their behaviors, their reactions to daily events, often mundane—You look puzzled.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • "My work includes as much of physics and cosmology as I can take in," Alessandro said, "but that hardly makes me a physicist."
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • In Ti Jean’s cosmology, as Farmer understands it, people turn themselves into animals for shifty reasons only, or else sorcerers turn them into animals as punishment, or simply for food.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "We should define ’cosmology’ here," she heard herself say, "perhaps in a sidebar.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cosmology [8] , theology [2] , anthropology [3] , archaeology [3] , etymology [7] , epistemology [8] , light-year [4]
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