or as·tro·nom·ic

[ as-truh-nom-i-kuh l or as-truh-nom-ik ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl or ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪk /


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

1550–60; < Latin astronomic(us) (< Greek astronomikós; see astronomy, -ic) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM astronomical

as·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·as·tro·nom·ic, adjectivenon·as·tro·nom·i·cal, adjectivenon·as·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for astronomical



/ (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl) /


enormously large; immense
of or relating to astronomy

Derived forms of astronomical

astronomically, adverb
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