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as·tro·nom·i·cal

 (ăs′trə-nŏm′ĭ-kəl) also as·tro·nom·ic (-nŏm′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to astronomy.
2. Of enormous magnitude; immense: an astronomical increase in the deficit.

as′tro·nom′i·cal·ly adv.

astronomical

(ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl) or

astronomic

adj
1. enormously large; immense
2. (Astronomy) of or relating to astronomy
ˌastroˈnomically adv

as•tro•nom•i•cal

(ˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl)

also as`tro•nom′ic,



adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or connected with astronomy.
2. extremely large; enormous: astronomical costs.
[1550–60; < Latin astronomic(us) (< Greek astronomikós; see astronomy, -ic) + -al1]
as`tro•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astronomical - relating or belonging to the science of astronomyastronomical - relating or belonging to the science of astronomy; "astronomic telescope"
2.astronomical - inconceivably large
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

astronomical

astronomic
adjective huge, great, giant, massive, vast, enormous, immense, titanic, infinite, gigantic, monumental, colossal, boundless, galactic, Gargantuan, immeasurable Houses here are going for astronomical prices.
Translations

astronomical

[ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl] ADJ (lit, fig) → astronómico

astronomical

[ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl] adj
(= space) [society, observatory, instrument, clock, body, telescope, research] → astronomique
(= enormous) [cost, price, fees] → astronomique

astronomical

adj (lit, fig: also astronomic) → astronomisch

astronomical

[ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkl] adj (also fig) → astronomico/a
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