astronomical astronomical  /ˌæ strə ˈnɑ mɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The astronomical establishment diplomatically honored all three claims by calling the comet IRAS-Araki-Alcock.
  2. Like Google Earth for the heavens, WWT aggregates terabytes of astronomical data from the world's biggest telescopes to create a single virtual scope that anyone can look through.
  3. Sadly, there's been almost no improvement in the decades since, and though the mines and smelter are no longer operating, lead levels in Kabwe are astronomical.

News

  1. Appreciation Shifts from Cap Rate Compression to Real Growth

    CoStar's Property and Portfolio Research (PPR) division is forecasting that the wave of cap rate compression that has in some cases accounted for an astronomical 90% of the gain in core real estate value since the last recession is likely to slow; after all, trees do not grow to the sky. Specifically, PPR's analysis of the top 54 U.S. markets finds that cap rates should remain within 20 basis ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CoStar Group

  2. Friday, June 14

    by mv-voice.com Astronomy: Lunar mission talk The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, tonight, June 14, includes a free talk open to the public with speaker Brian Day of NASA Ames speaking on NASA's LADEE Lunar Mission. Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Park in Lot 5. 7:30-9 p.m. $3 parking fee. Foothill College Room 5015 ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mountain View Voice

  3. Astronomical Society to host open house June 14

    YORKVILLE — The Racine Astronomical Society will hold an open house from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Modine-Benstead Observatory, Highway A and 63rd Drive.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Journal Times

Quotes

  1. Noting that auditors still have $300 billion of Iraq spending to review, Waxman said the total amount of waste, fraud and abuse "could be astronomical."
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: FOXNews

  2. Christine said: "It's been reported that I've signed for ITV, signed for the BBC and in both cases for astronomical sums. The truth is that as it stands, my current contract with the BBC ends shortly. I'm flattered to have received great offers from...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Christine Bleakley Source: Halifax Evening Courier

  3. "The TMT and its partners are extremely pleased that India has selected TMT as their next-generation astronomical research project," said Edward Stone vice chair of the TMT board and Caltech's Morrisroe Professor of Physics.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Ed Stone Source: Daily News & Analysis

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