astronomical

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adjective as·tro·nom·i·cal \ˌas-trə-ˈnä-mi-kəl\
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astronomic

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Definition of astronomical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to astronomy astronomical observations

  2. 2 :  enormously or inconceivably large or great astronomical numbers an astronomical price

astronomically

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Examples of astronomical in a sentence

  1. The cost of the office building was astronomical.

  2. We got an astronomical telephone bill this month.

Origin and Etymology of astronomical

see astronomy


First Known Use: 1551


ASTRONOMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

astronomical

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adjective as·tro·nom·i·cal \ˌas-trə-ˈnä-mi-kəl\

Definition of astronomical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to astronomy

  • : extremely large


ASTRONOMICAL Defined for Kids

astronomical

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adjective as·tro·nom·i·cal \ˌa-strə-ˈnä-mi-kəl\
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astronomic

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Definition of astronomical for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to astronomy astronomical research

  2. 2 :  extremely or unbelievably large The cost was astronomical.

astronomically

adverb an astronomically large amount


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