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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of applied physics that deals with astronomical phenomena.
as′tro·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.
1. (General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the physical and chemical properties, origin, and evolution of the celestial bodies
2. (Astronomy) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the physical and chemical properties, origin, and evolution of the celestial bodies
as•tro•phys•ics(ˌæs troʊˈfɪz ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical properties of celestial bodies and with the interaction between matter and radiation.
as`tro•phys′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
The branch of astronomy that deals with the physical processes that occur in stars, galaxies, and interstellar space.
the branch of astronomy concerned with the origin, and the chemical and physical nature of heavenly bodies. — astrophysicist, n.See also: Astronomy
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astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole