- of, relating to, or connected with astronomy.
- extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous: It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
Origin of astronomical
Examples from the Web for astronomically
The astronomically high ratio is sort of the point of being CEO.The SEC Can’t Make CEOs Care About Their Employees
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Your chances of dying in this way are not astronomically high.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 22, 2013
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The effect, quite the contrary, was astronomically expensive.Martha Stewart in the Dock Over Macy’s Lawsuit: ‘I Did My Time!’
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The Instagram deal coincided with astronomically high hopes for the Facebook IPO.How Joining Facebook Is Hurting Instagram
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If you had such an astronomically disastrous evening, the restaurant may want to make good, so give them the chance.Meal Deal Sites and How to Use Them Wisely
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Astronomically this new sun was the Regenerator, by which all Nature was renewed.The God-Idea of the Ancients
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M. Cassini, the director of the Observatory of Paris, has discussed it astronomically.Astronomical Myths
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We were out late—so late that it was night only astronomically.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce
What would have happened, astronomically, if the sun had stood still?Love's Pilgrimage
Astronomically and cosmically 29considered, no intelligible meaning is conveyed.
- enormously large; immense
- of or relating to astronomy
Word Origin and History for astronomically
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.