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 Dictionary entry overview: What does astronomical mean? 

ASTRONOMICAL (adjective)
  The adjective ASTRONOMICAL has 2 senses:

1. relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
2. inconceivably large

  Familiarity information: ASTRONOMICAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASTRONOMICAL (adjective)

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Relating or belonging to the science of astronomy

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Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


astronomic; astronomical

Context example:

astronomic telescope


astronomy (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

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Inconceivably large


astronomic; astronomical; galactic


big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

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