in·​ter·​ga·​lac·​tic | \ˌin-tər-gə-ˈlak-tik \

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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Well, another year, another Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 2018’s celebration had a constellation theme, and inside Pier 94 on the West Side Highway, guests were transported to an intergalactic fantasyland. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Inside the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Show and After-Party," 9 Nov. 2018 But as its initial 10 minutes show, this gorgeous-looking sci-fi flick has big subjects to match its style: intergalactic travel regulations, tiers of consumer goods, interplanetary trade standards. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Sci-fi stunner Prospect values small stories in a galaxy far, far away," 2 Nov. 2018 Their résumés would suggest this Trek show would be full of intergalactic hormones and teenage angst à la Wesley Crusher. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Where Is Star Trek Boldly Going?," 10 Sep. 2018 Harrison Ford ultimately played the intergalactic smuggler. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Burt Reynolds' whirlwind career, from college athlete to country crooner," 6 Sep. 2018 The series centers on the intergalactic adventures of Rick, a crabby genius grandfather, and Morty, his teenage grandson. Sara Aridi, New York Times, "What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Love Means Zero’ and ‘Rick and Morty’," 23 June 2018 Lej's mystical oracle, the Spirit Tree, has turned into a potty-mouthed perv, and the squad must jam a stick in its hole to stave off intergalactic ruin. Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, "Adventures of Spirit Force Five," 12 July 2018 Reynolds plays test pilot Hal Jordan, who is given superhuman powers and joins the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic force for peace and justice. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 24 most forgettable superheroes in movies," 5 July 2018 Set for release in June 2019, the sci-fi action comedy follows the agents of a secret government agency designed to protect humans from aliens taking sanctuary on Earth and other intergalactic threats. Jack Wisniewski, Fox News, "‘Silicon Valley’ star Kumail Nanjiani reportedly set to join upcoming ‘Men in Black’ reboot," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of intergalactic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of intergalactic was in 1928

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English Language Learners Definition of intergalactic

: existing or occurring between galaxies

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