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astronomical (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl Pronunciation for astronomical or astronomic

Definitions

adjective

  1. enormously large; immense
  2. of or relating to astronomy

Derived Forms

ˌastroˈnomically adverb

Translations for 'astronomical'

  • British English: astronomical If you describe an amount, especially the cost of something as astronomical, you are emphasizing that it is very large. ADJECTIVEHouses in the village are selling for astronomical prices.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: astronômico astronômica
  • Chinese: 天文数字般的 >数量,尤指花费天文数數字般的 >
  • European Spanish: astronómico astronómica
  • French: astronomique
  • German: astronomisch
  • Italian: astronomico astronomica
  • Japanese: けた外れに大きな
  • Korean: 천문학적인
  • Portuguese: astronómico astronómica
  • Spanish: astronómico astronómica

Example Sentences Including 'astronomical'

And kept on going, in spite of the astronomical mark-up on T's rose shaving cream.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Consequently, the astronomical references in them are of great interest to researchers.
Walters, Derek Chinese Astrology
In the past few years, F1 lost two teams (Arrows and Prost) and budgets have moved into astronomical ranges.
CBC (2004)
Liz noted that it was less than a year old and amended that: an astronomical mileage.
Murray, Stephen Death and Transfiguration
The company is offering four posters on an astronomical theme for the reduced price of Pounds Sterling 19.99.
New Scientist (1999)
The middle of the year saw a very rare astronomical event: a transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
The odds against one are wild enough, the odds against two are astronomical.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
The price of the meal was restricted to five shillings by law, but the price of the wine was astronomical.
Gaskin, Catherine The Ambassador's Women

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