galactic

adjective ga·lac·tic \ gə-ˈlak-tik \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of galactic

1 :of or relating to a galaxy and especially the Milky Way galaxy
2 :huge
  • a galactic sum of money

Examples of galactic in a Sentence

  1. a galactic serving of soda that would have been enough for three moviegoers

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Origin and Etymology of galactic

borrowed from New Latin galacticus (taken as derivative of Galaxias "Milky Way"), borrowed from Greek galaktikós "milky," from galakt-, gála "milk" + -ikos 1-ic — more at galaxy


GALACTIC Defined for Kids

galactic

adjective ga·lac·tic \ gə-ˈlak-tik \

Definition of galactic for Students

:of or relating to a galaxy
  • galactic light


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