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galaxy British & World English

A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction

galaxy English Thesaurus

he focused his telescope on the galaxy

galaxy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in reference to the galaxy of which the solar system is a part; lower case in reference to other star systems

the Galaxy in galaxy British & World English

The galaxy of which the solar system is a part; the Milky Way

radio galaxy British & World English

A galaxy emitting radiation in the radio-frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum

spiral galaxy British & World English

A galaxy in which the stars and gas clouds are concentrated mainly in one or more spiral arms

Seyfert galaxy British & World English

A galaxy of a type characterized by a bright compact core that shows strong infrared emission

Andromeda British & World English

A large northern constellation between Perseus and Pegasus, with few bright stars. It is chiefly notable for the Andromeda Galaxy (or Great Nebula of Andromeda), a conspicuous spiral galaxy probably twice as massive as our own and located two million light years away

Andromeda Galaxy in Andromeda British & World English

A large northern constellation between Perseus and Pegasus, with few bright stars. It is chiefly notable for the Andromeda Galaxy (or Great Nebula of Andromeda), a conspicuous spiral galaxy probably twice as massive as our own and located two million light years away


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