Definitions for astronomical
ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəlas·tro·nom·i·cal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word astronomical.
relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
astronomic, astronomical, galacticadjective
Of or relating to astronomy.
Very large; of vast measure.
Etymology: Attested since at least 1550, from astronomique or directly from astronomicus, from ἀστρονομικός.
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Belonging to astronomy.
Etymology: from astronomy.
Our forefathers marking certain mutations to happen in the sun’s progress through the zodiack, they registrate and set them down in their astronomical canons. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Can he not pass an astronomick line,
Or does he dread th’ imaginary sign,
That he should ne’er advance to either pole. Richard Blackmore.
‹See Tfd› Astronomy (from Ancient Greek ἀστρονομία (astronomía) 'science that studies the laws of the stars') is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Relevant phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, blazars, pulsars, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, astronomy studies everything that originates beyond Earth's atmosphere. Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that studies the universe as a whole.Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history made methodical observations of the night sky. These include the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, Maya, and many ancient indigenous peoples of the Americas. In the past, astronomy included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy, and the making of calendars. Nowadays, professional astronomy is often said to be the same as astrophysics.Professional astronomy is split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects. This data is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. These two fields complement each other. Theoretical astronomy seeks to explain observational results and observations are used to confirm theoretical results. Astronomy is one of the few sciences in which amateurs play an active role. This is especially true for the discovery and observation of transient events. Amateur astronomers have helped with many important discoveries, such as finding new comets.
Astronomical refers to anything related to astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the physical universe. The term can describe the vast size, quantity, scale or phenomena observed in the universe. It may also refer to anything associated with the stars, planets, or space exploration.
of or pertaining to astronomy; in accordance with the methods or principles of astronomy
Etymology: [L. astronomicus, Gr. 'astronomiko`s: cf. F. astronomique.]
The numerical value of astronomical in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of astronomical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We have been going without insurance the last couple of years just because the rates are so astronomical.
Nutrition wise, compared to other pizzas or fast food items in the market, it's really not astronomical -- if you're going to indulge, this pizza is definitely worth it.
Their sugar levels are astronomical, it can't go on because they are going to die out and they are the oldest culture in the world.
Unlike stars, Royal Astronomical Society won't twinkle, even when Royal Astronomical Society's low down, Royal Astronomical Society will look pretty steady, and Royal Astronomical Society will make Royal Astronomical Society stand out. You'll need a good clear southern horizon to see it.
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
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- فلكية, فلكيArabic
- মহাকাশীয়, জ্যোতির্বিজ্ঞানসংক্রান্তBengali
- astronòmicCatalan, Valencian
- tähtitieteellinen, astronominenFinnish
- stjørnufrøðiligur, astronomiskurFaroese
- голем, огроман, golem, astronomski, ogroman, астрономскиSerbo-Croatian
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