astrometry


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as·trom·e·try

 (ə-strŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
The precise measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies.

as′tro·met′ric (ăs′trō-mĕt′rĭk), as′tro·met′ri·cal adj.

astrometry

(əˈstrɒmɪtrɪ)
n
(Astronomy) the branch of astronomy concerned with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies
astrometric, ˌastroˈmetrical adj

as·trom·e·try

(ə-strŏm′ĭ-trē)
The scientific measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies.

astrometry

the branch of astronomy that studies the dimensions of heavenly bodies, especially the measurements made to determine the positions and orbits of various stars. — astrometric, astrometrical, adj.
See also: Astronomy
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Noun1.astrometry - the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodiesastrometry - the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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