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Astronium fraxinifolium
Astronomical clock
Astronomical day
astronomical fractions
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Astronomical Unit
astronomical year
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astronomical definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: relating or belonging to the science of astronomy; "astronomic telescope" [syn: astronomic, astronomical]
2: inconceivably large [syn: astronomic, astronomical, galactic]

Merriam Webster's

also astronomic adjective Date: 1556 1. of or relating to astronomy <astronomical observations> 2. enormously or inconceivably large or great <astronomical numbers> astronomically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (also astronomic) 1 of or relating to astronomy. 2 extremely large; too large to contemplate. Phrases and idioms: astronomical unit a unit of measurement in astronomy equal to the mean distance from the centre of the earth to the centre of the sun, 1.495 x 10(11) metres or 92.9 million miles. astronomical year see YEAR n. 1. Derivatives: astronomically adv. Etymology: L astronomicus f. Gk astronomikos

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Astronomical As`tro*nom"ic*al (-[i^]*kal), a. [L. astronomicus, Gr. 'astronomiko`s: cf. F. astronomique.] Of or pertaining to astronomy; in accordance with the methods or principles of astronomy. -- As`tro*nom"ic*al*ly, adv. Astronomical clock. See under Clock. Astronomical day. See under Day. Astronomical fractions, Astronomical numbers. See under Sexagesimal.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Geography Ge*og"ra*phy, n.; pl. Geographies. [F. g['e]ographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. ?; ge`a, gh^, the earth + ? description, fr. ? to write, describe. See Graphic.] 1. The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. 2. A treatise on this science. Astronomical, or Mathematical, geography treats of the earth as a planet, of its shape, its size, its lines of latitude and longitude, its zones, and the phenomena due to to the earth's diurnal and annual motions. Physical geography treats of the conformation of the earth's surface, of the distribution of land and water, of minerals, plants, animals, etc., and applies the principles of physics to the explanation of the diversities of climate, productions, etc. Political geography treats of the different countries into which earth is divided with regard to political and social and institutions and conditions.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you describe an amount, especially the cost of something as astronomical, you are emphasizing that it is very large indeed. Houses in the village are selling for astronomical prices... ADJ [emphasis] astronomically He was astronomically wealthy... House prices had risen astronomically. ADV: ADV adj, ADV after v 2. Astronomical means relating to astronomy. ...the British Astronomical Association. ADJ: usu ADJ n

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