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intergalactic

[in-ter-guh-lak-tik]
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adjective
  1. of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies: The science-fiction movie was about an intergalactic war.

Origin of intergalactic

First recorded in 1925–30; inter- + galactic
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  • After the two older men had been shown all through the intergalactic vessel, the elder Arcot turned to his old friend.

    Islands of Space

    John W Campbell

  • Quickly, Arcot outlined the system that had made his intergalactic voyage possible.

    Islands of Space

    John W Campbell

  • The Ancient Mariner, originally built for intergalactic exploration, was kept in working condition.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell

  • That actually happened the time we made our first intergalactic exploration.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell

  • I strongly advise rushing a number of generators to Talso in intergalactic freighters.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell


British Dictionary definitions for intergalactic

intergalactic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or existing between two or more galaxiesthe dark clouds of intergalactic space
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Word Origin and History for intergalactic

adj.

1928, from inter- + galactic.

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