astronomical

adjective as·tro·nom·i·cal \ ˌas-trə-ˈnä-mi-kəl \
variants: or less commonly astronomic play \-mik\

Definition of astronomical

1 :of or relating to astronomy
  • astronomical observations
2 :enormously or inconceivably large or great
  • astronomical numbers
  • an astronomical price

astronomically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of astronomical in a Sentence

  1. The cost of the office building was astronomical.

  2. We got an astronomical telephone bill this month.

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Origin and Etymology of astronomical


ASTRONOMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

astronomical

adjective

Definition of astronomical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to astronomy

  • : extremely large


ASTRONOMICAL Defined for Kids

astronomical

adjective as·tro·nom·i·cal \ ˌa-strə-ˈnä-mi-kəl \
variants: or astronomic \-ik\

Definition of astronomical for Students

1 :of or relating to astronomy
  • astronomical research
2 :extremely or unbelievably large
  • The cost was astronomical.

astronomically

adverb
  • an astronomically large amount


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