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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of applied physics that deals with astronomical phenomena.

as′tro·phys′i·cal adj.
as′tro·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.
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Adj.1.astrophysical - of or concerned with astrophysicsastrophysical - of or concerned with astrophysics; "astrophysical sciences"
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