What does astronomical mean?

astronomical meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to astronomy according to the techniques or axioms of astronomy

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  • pertaining or from the science of astronomy
  • inconceivably huge
  • Of or related to astronomy; relative to the methods or concepts of astronomy.

astronomical meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Desirable meaning "immense, concerning huge figures" (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (acronym A.U.) "mean length from world to sunlight," made use of as a unit of way of measuring length in room, is from 1909. Relevant: Astronomically.


astronomical meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to astronomy; according to the techniques or axioms of astronomy.


Sentence Examples with the word astronomical

He wrote An Astronomical Description of the late Comet (1619); Canicularia (1648); and translated Proclus' De Sphaera, and Ptolemy's De Planetarum Hypothesibus (1620).

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