of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)
"the galactic plane"
astronomic, astronomical, galactic(adj)
Of or pertaining to milk, or the secretion of milk.
Relating to a galaxy.
Enormous (in size or impact).
of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid
of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way
Origin: [Gr. milky, fr. , , milk. See Galaxy, and cf. Lactic.]
Galactic is a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ga-lak′tik, adj. pertaining to or obtained from milk: (astron.) pertaining to the Milky-Way.—ns. Galac′tagogue, a medicine which promotes the secretion of milk; Galac′tia, a morbid flow or deficiency of milk; Galac′tin, lactose; Galactom′eter, an instrument for finding the quality of milk by indicating its specific gravity; Galactoph′agist, one who lives on milk.—adjs. Galactoph′agous, living on milk; Galactoph′orous, milk-carrying; Galactopoiet′ic, milk-producing.—n. Galactorrhœ′a, a too abundant flow of milk. [Gr. gala, galaktos, milk.]
The numerical value of galactic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of galactic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
These telescopes were designed to look for diffuse light around galaxies. Not in the context of dark matter, but you can repurpose the data to look for this glow, [The Dragonfly telescopes] are really good at looking for this high contrast between the really bright galactic center and the really dim outskirts of galaxies.
If the Milky Way actually has other intelligent species sending their spacecraft across the galaxy to settle around other stars on other planets, they might communicate using lasers, there could be a galactic Internet not borne by copper wires, not borne by fiber optics, but carried by laser beams crisscrossing the galaxy.
The GMT will herald the beginning of a new era in astronomy. The GMT will reveal the first objects to emit light in the universe, explore the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter, and identify potentially habitable planets in the Earth's galactic neighborhood, the decision by the GMTO partner institutions to start construction is a crucial milestone on our journey to making these amazing discoveries using state-of-the-art science, technology and engineering.
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Translations for galactic
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- galàctic, galàcticaCatalan, Valencian
- colossal, astronomique, galactique, monumental, titanesque, lactique, phénoménalFrench
- galax-, galaktiskSwedish
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