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astronomy

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noun as·tron·o·my \ə-ˈsträ-nə-mē\

Simple Definition of astronomy

  • : the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of astronomy

plural astronomies

  1. :  the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties

Origin of astronomy

Middle English astronomie, from Anglo-French, from Latin astronomia, from Greek, from astr- + -nomia -nomy


First Known Use: 13th century


ASTRONOMY Defined for Kids

astronomy

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noun as·tron·o·my \ə-ˈsträ-nə-mē\

Definition of astronomy for Students

  1. :  a science concerned with objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere and of their motions and makeup





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