What does astronomy mean?

Definitions for astronomy
əˈstrɒn ə mias·tron·o·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astronomy, uranology(noun)

    the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Wiktionary

  1. astronomy(Noun)

    The study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the process of mapping locations and properties of the matter and radiation in the universe.

    Etymology: astronomie, from astronomia, from ἀστρονομία, from ἄστρον, from h₂stḗr + νόμος, related to νέμω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astronomy(noun)

    astrology

    Etymology: [OE. astronomie, F. astronomie, L. astronomia, fr. Gr. , fr. astronomer; 'asth`r star + to distribute, regulate. See Star, and Nomad.]

  2. Astronomy(noun)

    the science which treats of the celestial bodies, of their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, eclipses, constitution, physical condition, and of the causes of their various phenomena

    Etymology: [OE. astronomie, F. astronomie, L. astronomia, fr. Gr. , fr. astronomer; 'asth`r star + to distribute, regulate. See Star, and Nomad.]

  3. Astronomy(noun)

    a treatise on, or text-book of, the science

    Etymology: [OE. astronomie, F. astronomie, L. astronomia, fr. Gr. , fr. astronomer; 'asth`r star + to distribute, regulate. See Star, and Nomad.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astronomy

    as-tron′om-i, n. the laws or science of the stars or heavenly bodies.—n. Astron′omer, one versed in astronomy.—adj. Astronom′ic.—adv. Astronom′ically.—v.t. Astron′omise. [Gr. astronomiaastron, star, nomos, a law.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Astronomy

    The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. astronomy

    The splendid department of the mixed sciences which teaches the laws and phenomena of the universal system. It is practical when it treats of the magnitudes, periods, and distances of the heavenly bodies; and physical when it investigates the causes. In the first division the more useful adaptation nautical is included (which see).

Editors Contribution

  1. astronomy

    The study, principles and rules of the universe including the process of mapping locations and properties of the energy, frequency, light and matter in the universe.

    Astronomy is a popular subject for people of all ages to experience.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of astronomy in a Sentence

  1. Katey Alatalo:

    Our job is to make astronomy feel safe for victims of harassment, of course, we need to punish the harassers, but we're junior scientists -- we cannot punish them; we're not in a position of power to do that.

  2. Plato:

    Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

  3. Subo Dong:

    Like many mysteries in astronomy, it may take years, if not decades, of observational and theoretical efforts to unravel it.

  4. Ed Guinan:

    Eclipses are great hooks for involving children and the public about astronomy and science, i am wishing for clear skies all across the path of totality and that everyone gets a view of this breathtaking moment of observing (the corona), a dimension of our star that most people don't know exists.

  5. Doug Cowen:

    This identification launches the new field of high-energy neutrino astronomy, which we expect will yield exciting breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe and fundamental physics, including how and where these ultra-high-energy particles are produced, for 20 years, one of our dreams as a collaboration was to identify the sources of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, and it looks like we've finally done it !

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