in·​ter·​ga·​lac·​tic | \ ˌin-tər-gə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce intergalactic (audio) \

Definition of intergalactic

1 : situated in or relating to the spaces between galaxies
2 : of, relating to, or occurring in outer space intergalactic battles

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Recent Examples on the Web In this case, superhot gas is being pumped up 2.5 million light years into intergalactic space. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "A Black Hole’s Boomerangs," 14 May 2020 Once a fishing trawler, the Bebop now hauls Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Spike Spiegel, a motley crew of intergalactic bounty hunters, across the galaxy. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Best Television Shows to Stream Now," 6 May 2020 To some, though, the Protectorate is seen as an evil intergalactic empire. Shannon Carlin,, "Altered Carbon’s Protectorate Is Based On This IRL Thing — With An Evil Twist," 1 Mar. 2020 The film follows the intergalactic detective Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) on his mission to hunt down the evil scientist behind a mind-control supercomputer that rules the citizenry. Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, "When Reality Is Scary Enough, These Movies Are Safe Nightmares," 2 Apr. 2020 Young said his Star Wars photoshoot only took about an hour and credits his friend Dan Young, no relation, for photoshopping the other intergalactic features in. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Houston realtor and his kids don 'Star Wars' gear to help showcase $1M Friendswood home," 19 Mar. 2020 Their simulations show a gargantuan intergalactic collision occurred recently and may still be happening. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Something in Space Warped the Dang Milky Way," 4 Mar. 2020 Think along the lines of intergalactic accessories such as star earrings, plenty of metallic bangles, and a dash of body glitter. Gabrielle Pharms, Billboard, "Here's Your Ultimate Fashion Guide for Ultra Miami 2020: See Exclusive Photos," 12 Feb. 2020 Soon, however, Picard is drawn into a rather elaborate mystery, one that involves some old intergalactic friends -- and foes. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Star Trek: Picard' slowly goes where the franchise has gone before," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of intergalactic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Intergalactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of intergalactic

: existing or occurring between galaxies

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