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galaxynoun

uk   /ˈɡæl.ək.si/  us   /ˈɡæl.ək.si/
[C] one of the independent groups of stars in the universe
a galaxy of
a meeting of rich and famous people: Present tonight at the long-awaited opening of this film are a whole galaxy of stars from the acting and musical professions.
the Galaxy (also the Milky Way)
the very large group of stars that contains the solar system (= the sun and all the planets, including Earth, that go around it)
(Definition of galaxy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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galaxynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡæl·ək·si/
earth science one of the large, independent groups of stars in the universe
earth science A galaxy is sometimes used to describe a gathering of famous people: a galaxy of Hollywood stars
(Definition of galaxy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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