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astronomical

[as-truh-nom-i-kuh l] /ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or connected with astronomy.
2.
extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous:
It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
Also, astronomic.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin astronomic(us) (< Greek astronomikós; see astronomy, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
astronomically, adverb
nonastronomic, adjective
nonastronomical, adjective
nonastronomically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for astronomic

astronomical

/ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl/
adjective
1.
enormously large; immense
2.
of or relating to astronomy
Derived Forms
astronomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for astronomic

astronomical

adj.

1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning "immense, concerning very large figures" (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) "mean distance from Earth to Sun," used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.

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Slang definitions & phrases for astronomic

astronomical

adjective

Inconceivably large: an astronomical price for that car


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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