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astronomical in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishastronomicalas‧tro‧nom‧i‧cal /ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl◂ $ -ˈnɑː-/ adjective  1 informalEXPENSIVE astronomical prices, costs etc are extremely highsee thesaurus at expensive2 HA[only before noun] relating to the scientific study of the starsastronomically /-kli/ adverb astronomically high rents
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astronomicalWhat all of this means is that the stakes in the ad game are astronomical.Tuition at private universities has become astronomical.Many of the heroes and gods of these tabloid genealogies were in turn apparent personifications of astronomical bodies and phenomena observed anciently.Some arguments against Copernicus based on astronomical considerations have been mentioned earlier in this book.The inscribed tablets give astronomical information dear to George Burt's heart, and quotations from scripture and the poets.But in systems with astronomical numbers of possibilities, it is impossible to test every case.The painting was sold for an astronomical price.A man-made clock would certainly prove a useful accessory to astronomical reckoning but could never stand in its stead.Now that it is, try thinking about what is happening in astronomical terms and you will instantly notice the symbolic importance.Among the Copernicans there was exhilaration at the thought that man, in his astronomical understanding, had now surpassed the ancients.