Definition of 'astronomical'
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The catalogue of failures is overwhelming, the cost astronomical. Computing (2010)Modern archaeologists are divided on whether it was a burial ground, an astronomical observatory or a place for healing the sick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were betting astronomical amounts of money on whether he was a man or woman. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those fans who do shell out for tickets for the final still face astronomical transport costs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My son would like to be a personal trainer but the cost is astronomical. The Sun (2009)The government sponsored map making and astronomical observation. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The final cost will be astronomical. The Sun (2008)It's hard to take astronomical observations in a constantly cloudy sky. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)All you can do is pour astronomical amounts of money, time and ingenuity into the heather and pray. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The captains of these ships could take them anywhere using astronomical observations and the charts hardly depicted a flat Earth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cost has been astronomical. The Sun (2008)We measured them with the compass,' having no astronomical instruments. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)The media rarely intrude into this haven because they are unwanted, deterred by the astronomical cost of gaining access and bored by the impenetrable language. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For a family of four to go to most Premier League grounds now the costs are astronomical. The Sun (2014)And there are plans for an outdoor theatre, an equestrian centre, an astronomical observatory and a pub. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the costs are astronomical compared to those days. The influx of all sorts of things have driven those up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there is something so alarming about the huge cuts made to companies, particularly when you read of the astronomical amounts some people are earning, like bankers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'astronomical'
British English: astronomical ADJECTIVE
If you describe an amount, especially the cost of something as astronomical, you are emphasizing that it is very large.
Houses in the village are selling for astronomical prices.
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