as·tro·phys·ics | \ ˌas-trə-ˈfi-ziks \

Definition of astrophysics 

: a branch of astronomy dealing especially with the behavior, physical properties, and dynamic processes of celestial objects and phenomena

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astrophysical \-zi-kəl \ adjective
astrophysically \-zi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
astrophysicist \-ˈfi-zə-sist, -ˈfiz-sist \ noun

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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astrophysics

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English Language Learners Definition of astrophysics

: the scientific study of the physical and chemical properties and structures of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space

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