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astrometry

[uh-strom-i-tree]
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noun
  1. the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the positions and motions of the celestial bodies.

Origin of astrometry

First recorded in 1865–70; astro- + -metry
Also called positional astronomy.
Related formsas·tro·met·ric [as-troh-me-trik] /ˌæs troʊˈmɛ trɪk/, as·tro·met·ri·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The subject of Astrophysics does not admit of so definite a subdivision as that of Astrometry.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for astrometry

astrometry

noun
  1. the branch of astronomy concerned with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies
Derived Formsastrometric (ˌæstrəˈmɛtrɪk) or astrometrical, adjective
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astrometry in Science

astrometry

[ə-strŏmĭ-trē]
  1. The scientific measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies.
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