Cosmothetic idealists(Metaph.), those who assume, without attempting to prove, the reality of external objects as corresponding to, and being the ground of, the ideas of which only the mind has direct cognizance.

The cosmothetic idealists . . . deny that mind is immediately conscious of matter.
Sir W. Hamilton.

(Co*sov"er*eign) n. A joint sovereign.

(Coss) n. [Cf. Pers. kos a road measure of about two miles; or Skr. kroça.] A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles. Whitworth.

(Coss), n. [It. cosa.] A thing

Rule of Coss, an old name for Algebra. [It. regola di cosa rule of thing, the unknown quantity being called the cosa, or the thing.]

(Cos"sack) n. [Russ. kozak', kazak': cf. Turk. kazak.] One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions.

(Cos"sas) n. [F.] Plain India muslin, of various qualities and widths.

(Cos"set) n. [Cf. AS. cotsetla cottager, G. kossat, kothsasse, fr. kot, koth E. (cot) hut, and cf. also E. cade, a., cot a cade lamb.] A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.

(Cos"set), v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle.

She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of.
O. W. Holmes.

(Cos"sic Cos"sic*al) (-s?- kal), a. [It. cossico. See 2d Coss.] Of or relating to algebra; as, cossic numbers, or the cossic art. [Obs.] "Art of numbers cossical." Digges

(Cost) n. [L. costa rib. See Coast.]

1. A rib; a side; a region or coast. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

Betwixt the costs of a ship.
B. Jonson.

2. (Her.) See Cottise.

Cosmoramic to Cothurnate

(Cos`mo*ram"ic) a. Of or pertaining to a cosmorama.

(||Cos"mos) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ko`smos order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement); akin to Skr. çad to distinguish one's self.]

1. The universe or universality of created things; — so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.

2. The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony. Humboldt.

(Cos"mo*sphere) n. [Gr. ko`smos the world + E. sphere.] An apparatus for showing the position of the earth, at any given time, with respect to the fixed stars. It consist of a hollow glass globe, on which are depicted the stars and constellations, and within which is a terrestrial globe.

(Cos"mo*the`ism) n. [Gr. ko`smos the world + god.] Same as Pantheism. [R.]

(Cos`mo*thet"ic) a. [Gr. ko`smos universe + to place or arrange.] (Metaph.) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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