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astronomical

[ as-truh-nom-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl /
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adjective
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

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin astronomic(us) (from Greek astronomikós ) + -al1;see astronomy, -ic

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
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How to use astronomical in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for astronomical

astronomical

astronomic

/ (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl) /

adjective
enormously large; immense
of or relating to astronomy

Derived forms of astronomical

astronomically, adverb
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