astronomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: Middle English astronomie, from Anglo-French, from Latin astronomia, from Greek, from astr- + -nomia -nomy Date: 13th century the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties

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  • Astronomy — As*tron o*my, n. [OE. astronomie, F. astronomie, L. astronomia, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? astronomer; asth r star + ? to distribute, regulate. See {Star}, and {Nomad}.] 1. Astrology. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck; And yet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Astronomy — was one of the subjects of the medieval *quadrivium. Astronomy then was based upon Ptolemy of Alexandria s * Almagest, written in the second quarter of the 2c. (The Arabic al magest = the greatest.) The text was translated from the Greek into… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • astronomy — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. astrenomie, from L. astronomia, from Gk. astronomia, lit. star arrangement, from astron star (see ASTRO (Cf. astro )) + nomos arranging, regulating, related to nemein to deal out (see NUMISMATICS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • astronomy — [n] study of the stars and planets other than Earth astrochemistry, astrography, astrolithology, astrometry, astrophysics, selenology, sky watching, stargazing, uranology; concept 349 …   New thesaurus

  • astronomy — ► NOUN ▪ the science of celestial objects, space, and the physical universe. DERIVATIVES astronomer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • astronomy — [ə strän′ə mē] n. [ME & OFr astronomie < L astronomia < Gr < astron, STAR + nomos, law: see NOMY] 1. the science of the universe in which the stars, planets, etc. are studied, including their origins, evolution, composition, motions,… …   English World dictionary

  • ASTRONOMY — In the Bible Although the Bible contains no explicit mention of the science of astronomy, it nevertheless has many references to topics such as the laws of the heavens (Jer. 31:34 (35); 33:25; Job 38:33) and the movements of the sun and the moon… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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