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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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 Still, wormholes are less science fact than science fiction, often used in movies and books as intergalactic highways. Marcus Woo, Scientific American, "Gravitational “Echoes” Could Reveal Colliding Wormholes," 19 June 2018 In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the problem of intergalactic travel is ultimately solved by suspending an atomic vector plotter in a nice hot cup of tea. Felix Salmon, WIRED, "Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability," 5 July 2018 If something could take out an intergalactic civilization like that, what chance will humanity have? Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Humanity inherits the galaxy in The Expanse’s season 3 finale," 29 June 2018 Or maybe those other civilizations have learned that broadcasting their existence leads to extermination at the hands of violent, intergalactic colonizers. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "But, Seriously, Where Is Everybody?," 22 June 2018

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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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