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astronomer

[ uh-stron-uh-mer ]
/ əˈstrɒn ə mər /
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noun

an expert in astronomy; a scientific observer of the celestial bodies.

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Origin of astronomer

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at astronomy, -er1
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astronomer
/ (əˈstrɒnəmə) /

noun

a scientist who studies astronomy
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