as´tro|nom´i|cal|ly


as´tro|nom´i|cal|ly
as|tro|nom|i|cal «AS truh NOM uh kuhl», adjective.
1. of astronomy; having to do with astronomy: »

astronomical calculations. A telescope is an astronomical instrument.

2. Figurative. enormous; like the numbers reported in astronomy; so large as to be beyond comprehension; very great: »

Astronomical sums of money are spent on defense by many nations.

as´tro|nom´i|cal|ly, adverb.

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  • as|tro|log|i|cal — «AS truh LOJ uh kuhl», adjective. of or having to do with astrology: »Forecasting the end of the world is a favorite pastime of astrological or numerological devotees (Atlantic). –as´tro|log´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • as´tro|phys´i|cal|ly — as|tro|phys|i|cal «AS troh FIHZ uh kuhl», adjective. 1. of or having to do with astrophysics. 2. of or having to do with the physical and chemical characteristics of celestial bodies. –as´tro|phys´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • as|tro|phys|i|cal — «AS troh FIHZ uh kuhl», adjective. 1. of or having to do with astrophysics. 2. of or having to do with the physical and chemical characteristics of celestial bodies. –as´tro|phys´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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