noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1890 a branch of astronomy dealing especially with the behavior, physical properties, and dynamic processes of celestial objects and phenomenaastrophysical adjectiveastrophysically adverbastrophysicist noun

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