of, relating to, or connected with .
extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous:
It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
The Instagram deal coincided with astronomically high hopes for the Facebook IPO.
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If you had such an astronomically disastrous evening, the restaurant may want to make good, so give them the chance.
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Your chances of dying in this way are not astronomically high.
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The astronomically high ratio is sort of the point of being CEO.
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The effect, quite the contrary, was astronomically expensive.
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What would have happened, astronomically, if the sun had stood still?
Love’s Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
M. Cassini, the director of the Observatory of Paris, has discussed it astronomically.
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Pope, misapplying the original, has adopted an image which is astronomically false.
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We were out late—so late that it was night only astronomically.
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astronomically this new sun was the Regenerator, by which all Nature was renewed.
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enormously large; immense
of or relating to astronomy
1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning “immense, concerning very large figures” (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) “mean distance from Earth to Sun,” used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.
Inconceivably large: an astronomical price for that car
the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Contemporary Examples “Occult” literally means “hidden from view,” which is why we use it both in astronomy and to refer to secret knowledge. Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings Matthew R. Francis April 5, 2014 After To Die […]
noun one who loves stars, astronomy Word Origin Greek astro ‘star’
the of stars and other celestial objects. noun the photography of celestial bodies used in astronomy n. 1858, from astro- + photography.
the measurement of the intensity of light of celestial objects.
the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical properties of celestial bodies and with the interaction between matter and radiation in the interior of celestial bodies and in interstellar space. Contemporary Examples Obviously, Interstellar is a movie, not a three-hour advanced course in astrophysics. Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science […]