astronomer

noun as·tron·o·mer \ ə-ˈsträ-nə-mər \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of astronomer

: a person who is skilled in astronomy or who makes observations of celestial phenomena

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First Known Use of astronomer

14th century

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astronomer

noun as·tron·o·mer \ ə-ˈsträ-nə-mər \

Definition of astronomer for Students

: a person who is a specialist in astronomy


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