(Co`sig*nif"i*ca*tive) (k`sg- nf"-k-tv), a. Having the same signification. Cockerham.
(Co*sig"ni*ta*ry) a. [Pref. co- + sign. Cf. Signatory.] Signing some important public
document with another or with others; as, a treaty violated by one of the cosignitary powers.
(Co*sig"ni*ta*ry), n.; pl. Cosignitaries One who signs a treaty or public document along
with others or another; as, the cosignitaries of the treaty of Berlin.
(Co"si*ly) adv. See Cozily.
(Cos"in*age) n. [See Cousinage.] (Law) (a) Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity.
Burrill. (b) A writ to recover possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the
death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation. Blackstone.
(Co"sine) n. [For co. sinus, an abbrev. of L. complementi sinus.] (Trig.) The sine of the
complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
(Cos*met"ic Cos*met"ic*al) (- ?-kal), a. [Gr. kosmitiko`s skilled in decorating, fr. ko`smos
order, ornament: cf. F. cosmétique. See Cosmos.] Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty
of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.
First, robed in white, the nymph intent adores,
With head uncovered, the cosmetic powers.
(Cos*met"ic), n. Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.
(Cos"mic Cos"mic*al) (-m?- kal), a. [Gr. kosmiko`s of the world, fr. ko`smos: cf. F. cosmique.
1. 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.
2. Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.
3. Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast; as, cosmic speed. "Cosmic ranges
of time." Tyndall.
4. (Astron.) Rising or setting with the sun; the opposite of acronycal.
1. With the sun at rising or setting; as, a star is said to rise or set cosmically when it rises or sets with
2. Universally. [R.] Emerson.
(Cos`mo*gon"ic Cos`mo*gon"ic*al) a. Belonging to cosmogony.
B. Powell. Gladstone.
(Cos*mog"o*nist) n. One who treats of the origin of the universe; one versed in cosmogony.
(Cos*mog"o*ny) n.; pl. Cosmogonies [Gr. kosmogoni`a; ko`smos the world + root of
gi`gnesthai to be born: cf. F. cosmogonie.] The creation of the world or universe; a theory or account
of such creation; as, the poetical cosmogony of Hesoid; the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaxagoras, and
The cosmogony or creation of the world has puzzled philosophers of all ages.