astronomic

[ as-truh-nom-i-kuh l or as-truh-nom-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF astronomic
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The astronomic relationship between the two is very evident.

And he wished his faculties to work with astronomic punctuality.

His great circles and spirals have a kind of astronomic completeness.

Emerson speaks of Swedenborg's faculties working with astronomic punctuality, and this would apply to Purcell's musical faculties.

Suffice it to quote a few “astronomic” figures in order to gauge the insuperable obstacles in the way of a reasonable Budget.

Astronomic observations could be made from it as if it were solid rock rooted in the heart of the earth.

Apparently, however, the deity has an astronomic significance and seems to symbolize a star.

The fact that in Dr. 25 and 26 K appears as regent of the year, is an argument in favor of his astronomic significance.

Fire prevails in the heart and the thoracic viscera, which bear an astronomic relation with the south.

In a purely astronomic question the appeal lies, not to Scripture, but to astronomic science.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning "immense, concerning very large figures" (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) "mean distance from Earth to Sun," used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.

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