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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cosmical Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast; as, cosmic speed. "Cosmic ranges of time."
    • Cosmical of unsurpassed size, extent, or significance; vast; as, of cosmic proportions; of cosmic importance.
    • Cosmical Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.
    • Cosmical Pertaining to the universe, and having special reference to universal law or order, or to the one grand harmonious system of things; hence; harmonious; orderly.
    • Cosmical (Astron) Rising or setting with the sun; -- the opposite of acronycal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sun is estimated to be between 20 and 21 cosmic years old.
    • Cosmical cosmic:
    • Cosmical (astron.) happening at sunrise: rising with the sun
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  • William James
    “For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kosmiko`s of the world, fr. ko`smos: cf. F. cosmique,. See Cosmos
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

And this is but THE GRAND COSMICAL CIRCUIT, already made mention of.
"New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces" by Henry Raymond Rogers
The assumption of a first unconditioned link in the chain of cosmical conditions is self-contradictory.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
If not, then God is the Cosmic Murderer.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
I experience the objective or even cosmical character of my enterprises.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
But we remember that he burns yonder, in the midst of the pale cosmic cloud we term the Milky Way.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Her own personality was absorbed in the cosmic (though soapy) personality of Pemberton's.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
I don't have any cosmic hunches or anything, but if he's right, we should be prepared.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
And in thus probing the depths of our own subject do we not come up against those weightier questions which are of Cosmic importance?
"Lola" by Henny Kindermann
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I'm thrilled to death about the Cosmic Express!
"The Cosmic Express" by John Stewart Williamson
The great cosmic process is going on in the human spirit.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Your special auras and the cosmic direction in present era of human action have aided in portraying these objects.
"Cupology" by Clara
This truism, applies to all cosmic action.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
It bends and flexes with each cosmic pressure.
"The Second Voice" by Mann Rubin
Cosmical relations of man, 112, 268.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Evil complicates, by one knows not what hydra-headed monstrosity, the vast, cosmic whole.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
A cosmic pitch like this could bring a galactic payoff, whatever it might be.
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
Once he looked up and saw a piece of cosmic debris smash into a monolith.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
Is not any pebble, if we consider its advent into existence and its cosmic relations, enough, not only to occupy, but to beggar imagination?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
For ourselves, we can entertain no doubt that this is a cosmic myth.
"Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru" by Albert Réville

In poetry:

Ere yet below our sky-line dip
Thy sun-crowned spars to deeps unknown,
Ere yet our pharos-light be flown,
Declare thy cosmic port, O Ship!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
For Sir, it was ordained that you
Buy me a drink (or maybe two)
Since ages hoary;
And doubtless it is predestined
our meeting shall affect in kind
Earth's Cosmic Story.
"Dram-Shop Ditty" by Robert W Service
I answered Her: The choice is mine — ah, no!
We all were made or marred long, long ago.
The parts are written; hear the super wail:
"Who is stage-managing this cosmic show?"
"Quatrains" by Robert W Service
He takes his turn as watchman with the rest,
With secret transports to the stars addressed,
With nightlong broodings upon cosmic law,
With daylong laughter at this world so raw.
"The Raft" by Vachel Lindsay
Strange god of Force, with fear, not love,
Its trembling worshipper! Can prayer
Reach the shut ear of Fate, or move
Unpitying Energy to spare?
What doth the cosmic Vastness care?
"Revelation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet I that am the babe, the sire, the dam,
Am also none of these at all; For now that cosmic chaos of I AM
Bursts like a bubble. Mystical
The night comes down, a soaring wedge of flame
Woven therein
To be a sign to them who yet have never been.
"The Garden of Janus" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

A cosmic wink at Neil Armstrong memorial service.
The total lunar eclipse falls on the same day as the winter solstice, a rare cosmic event that hasn't occurred in centuries.
Dozens turned out for the cosmic bowling fundraiser.
Brazenly ambitious cosmic fantasia 'Cloud Atlas' does nothing halfway (B-).
The $600-million-making blockbuster arrives on September 25 with a cosmic-size slate of amazing extras.
Entries in the Royal Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest feature images of the transit of Venus, the Whirlpool Galaxy and other cosmic wonders.
Astronomer Creates Hubble Image Mashup of Starry Night and Composes Cosmic Conciertos.
'Cloud Atlas ' review: Cosmic confluence.
INTERVIEWS Hear Willis Earl Beal 's Newly Imagined 'Cosmic Queries'.
Hubble spots distant galaxies near edge of universe's cosmic dawn.
Odd cosmic blast puzzles astronomers.
They blast into the media world with cosmic force.
Visual Art Cosmic Horror Overtakes East Nashville in Lovecraft-Inspired Show.
Join the Cosmic Patrol Today.
Beautiful Images of Cosmic Impacts.

In science:

It is known that the cosmic microwave background (CMB) causes an abrupt end in the cosmic proton spectrum, the so called Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) cutoff [38, 39].
Neutron Oscillations to Parallel World: Earlier End to the Cosmic Ray Spectrum?
It is interesting to remark, that the fraction of cosmic ray which originates in the parallel sector and then transforms to ordinary cosmic rays due to n–n(cid:48) oscillation, can be composed by anti-protons rather than by protons, depending on the sign of the baryon asymmetry of the parallel world.
Neutron Oscillations to Parallel World: Earlier End to the Cosmic Ray Spectrum?
Since the proposed method is based on the symmetry differences between foregrounds and cosmic signal, the details of foreground and cosmic models should have no effect on our qualitative conclusions.
Subtracting Foregrounds from Interferometric Measurements of the Redshifted 21 cm Emission
Li, Phantom Cosmic Dynamics: Tracking Attractor and Cosmic Doomsday, Phys.
de Sitter Gauge Theory of Gravity: An Alternative Torsion Cosmology
This will enable us to track the evolution of active galaxies with accretion flows which are heavily obscured, in order to accurately assess their contribution to the Cosmic X-ray Background over cosmic time.
Multiwavelength Astronomy and CTA: X-rays
Indeed, the cosmic-ray/supernova link historically has been better established for cosmic ray electrons via radio (Webber et al. 1980; Strong et al. 2011; Bringmann et al. 2012) and X-ray synchrotron (Uchiyama et al. 2007; Helder et al. 2009) measurements.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
Because we are interested in inverse Compton emission from star-forming galaxies over all of cosmic history, we must specify the cosmic evolution of the ISRF.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
Due to cosmic-ray ion equipartition, we take Umag ∝ S (z) as well, and thus the Uisrf /Umag ratio doesn’t change dramatically throughout the cosmic history.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
We adopt the same cosmic ray electron injection spectrum and amplitude, which are themselves chosen to provide a good fit to the observed local cosmic-ray electron spectrum.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
The cosmic IC luminosity density (i.e,. cosmic volume emissivity) is given by substituting our single-galaxy luminosity of eq. (33) into the luminosity function of eq. (2).
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
The overall amplitude of the cosmic IC luminosity density is thus linearly proportional to the cosmic star-formation rate.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
As noted above, the cosmic IC emissivity is proportional to the cosmic star-formation rate, along with a weak sensitivity to the redshift evolution of interstellar densities.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
Assuming cosmic rays are accelerated by supernovae implies that a galaxy’s IC luminosity scales as Lic ∝ ψ ; this further implies that the cosmic IC luminosity density or volume emissivity is proportional to the cosmic star-formation rate: Lγ ∝ ˙ρ⋆ .
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
This rough model-independence of the IC EGB is a consequence of partial calorimetry, i.e., the fact that IC photons represent a substantial fraction of cosmic-ray electron energy loss, so that the IC output is tied to cosmic-ray production via energy conservation.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
Another consequence of partial calorimetry is that the main redshift dependence of the cosmic IC emissivity is a linear dependence on the cosmic star-formation rate.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background