Definition of astronaut in English:

astronaut

Syllabification: as·tro·naut
Pronunciation: /ˈastrəˌnôt
 
/

noun

Derivatives

astronautical

Pronunciation: /ˌastrəˈnôtikəl/
adjective
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  • ‘John has a deep interest in astronautical science and has the hands-on experience to back up what he has taught in the classroom,’ said Administrator O'Keefe.
  • Between the point where we are today and the point where starry-eyed dreamers can pick up a catalog full of rocket engines and astronautical instruments there are a number of important things that need to happen.
  • He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Ohio State University.

Origin

1920s: from astro-, on the pattern of aeronaut and aquanaut.

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