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Being or occurring between galaxies: intergalactic space.

in′ter·ga·lac′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(Astronomy) of, relating to, or existing between two or more galaxies: the dark clouds of intergalactic space.
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(ˌɪn tər gəˈlæk tɪk)

of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies.
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Adj.1.intergalactic - between or among galaxies; "intergalactic space"
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[ˌɪntəgəˈlæktɪk] ADJintergaláctico
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