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astronomy

noun [U] uk   /əˈstrɒn.ə.mi/ us    /-ˈstrɑː.nə-/
C2 the scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist naturally in space, such as the moon, the sun, planets, and stars
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in Korean 천문학…
in Arabic عِلْم الفَلَك…
in French astronomie…
in Turkish gökbilimi, yıldızların ve gezegenlerin bilimsel çalışması, astronomi…
in Italian astronomia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天文學…
in Russian астрономия…
in Polish astronomia…
in Spanish astronomía…
in Portuguese astronomia…
in German die Astronomie…
in Catalan astronomia…
in Japanese 天文学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天文学…
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