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as·tro·phys·ics

 (ăs′trō-fĭz′ĭks)n.(used with a sing. verb)

The branch of applied physics that deals with astronomical phenomena.

as′tro·phys′i·cal adj.

as′tro·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

astrophysics

(ˌæstrəʊˈfɪzɪks)n

1. (General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the physical and chemical properties, origin, and evolution of the celestial bodies

2. (Astronomy) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the physical and chemical properties, origin, and evolution of the celestial bodies

ˌastroˈphysical adj

ˌastroˈphysicist n

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

as•tro•phys•ics

(ˌæs troʊˈfɪz ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)

the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical properties of celestial bodies and with the interaction between matter and radiation.

[1885–90]

as`tro•phys′i•cal, adj.

as`tro•phys′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·tro·phys·ics

(ăs′trō-fĭz′ĭks)

The branch of astronomy that deals with the physical processes that occur in stars, galaxies, and interstellar space.

The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

astrophysics

the branch of astronomy concerned with the origin, and the chemical and physical nature of heavenly bodies. — astrophysicist, n.

See also:Astronomy

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