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astronautical

[ as-truh-naw-ti-kuhl, -not-i- ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪ kəl, -ˈnɒt ɪ- /
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adjective

of or relating to astronautics or astronauts.

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Also as·tro·nau·tic [as-truh-naw-tik, -not-ik] /ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪk, -ˈnɒt ɪk/ .

Origin of astronautical

First recorded in 1845–50 in earlier sense and in 1925–30 in current sense; from French astronautique (equivalent to astronaute, formed on the model of aéronaute + -ique ); cf. astro-,-ic,-al1
as·tro·nau·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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