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astrometry

[uh-strom-i-tree] /əˈstrɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the positions and motions of the celestial bodies.
Also called positional astronomy.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; astro- + -metry
Related forms
astrometric
[as-troh-me-trik] /ˌæs troʊˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
astrometrical, adjective
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  • As a result, astronomers have had to resort to a form of binocular vision called astrometry.
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astrometry

/əˈstrɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of astronomy concerned with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies
Derived Forms
astrometric (ˌæstrəˈmɛtrɪk), astrometrical, adjective
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astrometry
  (ə-strŏm'ĭ-trē)   
The scientific measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies.
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