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GALACTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does galactic mean? 

GALACTIC (adjective)
  The adjective GALACTIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)
2. inconceivably large

  Familiarity information: GALACTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GALACTIC (adjective)


Sense 1galactic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the galactic plane

Pertainym:

galaxy ((astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust)


Sense 2galactic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inconceivably large

Synonyms:

astronomic; astronomical; galactic

Similar:

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


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