metagalaxy

[ met-uh-gal-uh k-see ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈgæl ək si /

noun, plural met·a·gal·ax·ies. Astronomy.

the complete system of galaxies; the Milky Way and all the surrounding galaxies.

Nearby words

  1. metacryst,
  2. metadata,
  3. metaethics,
  4. metafemale,
  5. metafiction,
  6. metage,
  7. metagenesis,
  8. metagenetic,
  9. metagnathous,
  10. metagonimus

Origin of metagalaxy

First recorded in 1925–30; meta- + galaxy

Related formsmet·a·ga·lac·tic [met-uh-guh-lak-tik] /ˌmɛt ə gəˈlæk tɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for metagalaxy

metagalaxy

/ (ˌmɛtəˈɡæləksɪ) /

noun plural -axies

the total system of galaxies and intergalactic space making up the universe
Derived Formsmetagalactic (ˌmɛtəɡəˈlæktɪk), adjective

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