- 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
Examples from the Web for astronomical
Data from 107 galaxies out of the preliminary sample is freely available to the astronomical community for study.SAMI Is Like Google Earth for the Universe
Matthew R. Francis
July 27, 2014
No amount of money could meet his demands, making the damages for his suit “priceless”—hence the astronomical sum.
Just like mythological centaurs are half human and half horse, astronomical centaurs combine features of asteroids and comets.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings
Matthew R. Francis
April 6, 2014
Soldera continued to keep tongues wagging when he announced an astronomical price hike for his 2006 Vintage, from $300 to $600.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine
December 8, 2013
The astronomical valuation of Tesla could be a sign that investors are shrewdly predicting the future.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game
September 25, 2013
And yet such is the true character of the Astronomical Sermons of Chalmers.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Steels, Concordia, with doves on square and astronomical globe.
In that case we are driven back upon the astronomical method.Clairvoyance
Charles Webster Leadbeater
The astronomical endowment was soon in jeopardy by litigation.
The climate of Dunsink is well suited for astronomical observation.
- enormously large; immense
- of or relating to astronomy
Word Origin and History for astronomical
1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning "immense, concerning very large figures" (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) "mean distance from Earth to Sun," used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.