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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With terrestrial sources eliminated, astronomers focused on more otherworldly explanations, speculating that FRBs might be burps from evaporating black holes or even intergalactic transmissions from alien civilizations. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "Mysterious Outburst’s Quiet Cosmic Home Yields More Questions Than Answers," 27 June 2019 Sagan had a grand vision for the future of space exploration, imagining that astro-sailors would take part in intergalactic regattas, racing their spaceships through the universe by harnessing the power of starlight. Amy Thompson, Smithsonian, "LightSail 2 Launches to Space to Soar on the Power of Sunshine," 25 June 2019 For example: the possibility of facing immediate intergalactic war, or roadblocks set up by those who don't believe, for religious reasons or due to full-on skepticism, that extraterrestrial life exists. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Paranormal / Science How to meet and greet little green men," 27 Apr. 2018 The final showdown plays down on an armored train that gets lifted several feet into the air, a far cry from the intergalactic battle on the moon that caps off the comic-book version of the story. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Slapdash Farewell to the X-Men Series," 6 June 2019 There’s a complex plot involving mind control and psychic dueling that eventually results in Jean Grey being deemed an intergalactic threat. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Dark Phoenix is a joyless retelling of the X-Men’s most famous story," 5 June 2019 Yes, the intergalactic talent show that determines the fate of entire worlds is held in a place called the Dirty Ruuutu Flophouse and Grill. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," 14 Apr. 2018 At 67 years old, the actor Mark Hamill has been enjoying an intergalactic career renaissance. Darryn King, WSJ, "Mark Hamill Tries Knighthood Without the Lightsaber," 16 Mar. 2019 That’ll mostly be reserved for heating, lighting, and sending experimental data back home; don’t expect hot tubs or minibars in your intergalactic suite. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Tourist's Guide to Space," 12 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of intergalactic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of intergalactic

: existing or occurring between galaxies

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