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English noun: astronomy

1. astronomy (cognition) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole


Synonymsuranology


Broader (hypernym)natural philosophy, physics


Narrower (hyponym)astrodynamics, astrometry, astrophysics, celestial mechanics, radio astronomy, selenology, solar physics


Domain category membersabsolute magnitude, accretion, active, alignment, anomaly, apoapsis, ascend, ascension, asterism, astronomer, autumnal equinox, barycenter, canal, celestial latitude, celestial longitude, coma, come up, comet, conjunction, Copernican system, culmination, date of reference, dec, declination, direct, egress, emersion, ephemeris time, epoch, equinoctial point, equinox, extragalactic nebula, galaxy, go down, go under, HA, hour angle, Hubble law, Hubble's law, immersion, inclination, inclination of an orbit, inferior, inferior conjunction, ingress, Kepler's law, Kepler's law of planetary motion, libration, limb, major planet, mean solar time, mean time, meteor, meteoroid, nebular, nebulous, node, nucleosynthesis, nucleus, Oort cloud, orbital plane, outer planet, periapsis, phase, planet, point of apoapsis, point of periapsis, primary, Ptolemaic system, quiet, RA, red shift, redshift, retrograde, right ascension, rise, set, star, stargaze, stargazer, superior, superior conjunction, TDT, terrestrial dynamical time, terrestrial time, TT, uprise, uranologist, variation, vernal equinox









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