[ as-truh-nom-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl /
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of, relating to, or connected with astronomy.
extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous: It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
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Also as·tro·nom·ic [as-truh-nom-ik] /ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/ .
Origin of astronomical
OTHER WORDS FROM astronomicalas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·as·tro·nom·ic, adjectivenon·as·tro·nom·i·cal, adjectivenon·as·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use astronomical in a sentence
Chief rabbis of towns earn astronomic salaries and have life sinecures.A Divorce Made in Heaven: Don’t Reform Israel’s State Rabbinate. Shut It Down.|Gershom Gorenberg|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nothing would appeal to him more than that, unless it should be some great astronomic or geologic change.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The stars shine above them, and they call them pretty things, but never ask the astronomic story of their magnificence.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
It is by the aid of astronomic laws; for instance Newton's law.
If astronomic aberration happens, it is because the source, a star, is in motion with reference to the observer.
Can the preceding theories be reconciled with astronomic observations?
British Dictionary definitions for astronomical
/ (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl) /
enormously large; immense
of or relating to astronomy
Derived forms of astronomicalastronomically, adverb
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