The cosmos (UK: /ˈkɒzmɒs/, US: /-ms/) is another name for the Universe. Using the word cosmos implies viewing the universe as a complex and orderly system or entity.[1]

Flammarion engraving, Paris 1888

The cosmos, and our understanding of the reasons for its existence and significance, are studied in cosmology – a broad discipline covering scientific, religious or philosophical aspects of the cosmos and its nature. Religious and philosophical approaches may include the cosmos among spiritual entities or other matters deemed to exist outside our physical universe.

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