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Definitions for astounding
əˈstaʊn dɪŋas·tound·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astounding, dumbfounding, dumfoundingadjective

    bewildering or striking dumb with wonder

  2. astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefyingadjective

    so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

    "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"

Wiktionary

  1. astoundingadjective

    That astounds or astound.

    astounding success

Wikipedia

  1. Astounding

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930. Originally titled Astounding Stories of Super-Science, the first issue was dated January 1930, published by William Clayton, and edited by Harry Bates. Clayton went bankrupt in 1933 and the magazine was sold to Street & Smith. The new editor was F. Orlin Tremaine, who soon made Astounding the leading magazine in the nascent pulp science fiction field, publishing well-regarded stories such as Jack Williamson's Legion of Space and John W. Campbell's "Twilight". At the end of 1937, Campbell took over editorial duties under Tremaine's supervision, and the following year Tremaine was let go, giving Campbell more independence. Over the next few years Campbell published many stories that became classics in the field, including Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, A. E. van Vogt's Slan, and several novels and stories by Robert A. Heinlein. The period beginning with Campbell's editorship is often referred to as the Golden Age of Science Fiction. By 1950, new competition had appeared from Galaxy Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Campbell's interest in some pseudo-science topics, such as Dianetics (an early non-religious version of Scientology), alienated some of his regular writers, and Astounding was no longer regarded as the leader of the field, though it did continue to publish popular and influential stories: Hal Clement's novel Mission of Gravity appeared in 1953, and Tom Godwin's "The Cold Equations" appeared the following year. In 1960, Campbell changed the title of the magazine to Analog Science Fact & Fiction; he had long wanted to get rid of the word "Astounding" in the title, which he felt was too sensational. At about the same time Street & Smith sold the magazine to Condé Nast, and the name changed again to its current form by 1965. Campbell remained as editor until his death in 1971. Ben Bova took over from 1972 to 1978, and the character of the magazine changed noticeably, since Bova was willing to publish fiction that included sexual content and profanity. Bova published stories such as Frederik Pohl's "The Gold at the Starbow's End", which was nominated for both a Hugo and Nebula Award, and Joe Haldeman's "Hero", the first story in the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning "Forever War" sequence; Pohl had been unable to sell to Campbell, and "Hero" had been rejected by Campbell as unsuitable for the magazine. Bova won five consecutive Hugo Awards for his editing of Analog. Bova was followed by Stanley Schmidt, who continued to publish many of the same authors who had been contributing for years; the result was some criticism of the magazine as stagnant and dull, though Schmidt was initially successful in maintaining circulation. The title was sold to Davis Publications in 1980, then to Dell Magazines in 1992. Crosstown Publications acquired Dell in 1996 and remains the publisher. Schmidt continued to edit the magazine until 2012, when he was replaced by Trevor Quachri.

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  1. astounding

    Astounding refers to something that is so surprising, shocking or impressive that it causes great disbelief or amazement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astounding

    of Astound

  2. Astoundingadjective

    of a nature to astound; astonishing; amazing; as, an astounding force, statement, or fact

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astounding in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astounding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of astounding in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Murray:

    This is pretty astounding, not only are New Jersey Democrats doing better on the generic House ballot statewide, but the shift is coming almost entirely from districts currently held by the GOP. If these results hold, we could be down to just one or two -- or maybe even zero -- Republican members in the state congressional delegation after November.

  2. Cory Goodwin:

    This is such a unique story and the fact that this dog tag was found x amount of years later is astounding, it really is.

  3. John Maynard Keynes:

    Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone

  4. Chris Gabehart:

    I just can’t think of a better place to win, certainly our team has been really capable all year long. Every metric other than the win column has been astounding for our team. It’s really been our best year together thus far. You stay up front as much as we have, the wins are going to finally come. They’re coming at the right time.

  5. Teaching Assistant Abbate:

    It is astounding to me that the university has not created some sort of policy that would prohibit this behavior which undoubtedly leads to a toxic environment for both students and faculty.

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