Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to astronomy.
  • adj. Incredibly large.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Astronomical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to astronomy: as, astronomic facts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inconceivably large
  • adj. relating or belonging to the science of astronomy

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Examples

  • Miller said the investigation of an "astronomic" R8 million bill for household goods for ministerial residences of the former

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Speaking for myself, probably yes, which is part of why I'm not quite sold on Leiter's claim that the abolition of tenure would have "astronomic" impacts on the costs of hiring faculty.

    The American Scene

  • On Tuesday the senior trader who oversaw the operation to disentangle Kerviel's off-the - book trades, Maxime Kahn, 39, told the court the bank had faced collapse due to the "astronomic" bets Kerviel had taken.

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  • Tim Lang warned that the current system, designed in the 1940s, was showing "structural failures", such as "astronomic" environmental costs.

    Make Them Accountable

  • He said "astronomic" pay and bonuses had led to a culture of recklessness in the City, which had spawned the banking crisis. bank's report also said the firm employed 6\% more staff in the year to February 2009 to meet demand.

    PersonnelToday.com - All HR news stories

  • […] i so know what you mean. i'm a freelance writer and each time i charge an "astronomic" price i get the "i don't have that much to spare … can you do it for … (usually half)?"

    Fruda

  • Universal catastrophic coverage would at least help keep families from going bankrupt trying to pay for astronomic bills incurred after an accident or by a chronic illness.

    Matthew Yglesias » Catastrophic Coverage Keeps Us Together

  • I've never quite understood how these astronomic amounts get bandied about as despite having significant fluctuating difficulties myself I get little more than five grand.

    A welfare bill for people with straightforward lives | Julia Unwin

  • The Intihuatana, or "hitching post of the sun," is a stone pillar believed to be an astronomic clock or calendar engineered to cast no shadow at midday on each of the equinoxes.

    Meg Waite Clayton: Exploring Machu Picchu 100 Years After Hiram Bingham

  • I have long suspected that those founding cities and towns were astronomic enthusiasts.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Prepping for Pucka.

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