Definition of Astrometry

1. Noun. The branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies.

Generic synonyms: Astronomy, Uranology



Definition of Astrometry

1. n. The art of making measurements among the stars, or of determining their relative magnitudes.

Definition of Astrometry

1. Noun. That branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies, particularly stars. ¹

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Definition of Astrometry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astrometry

astrology
astromancy
astromantic
astromathematics
astrometeorological
astrometeorologist
astrometeorologists
astrometeorology
astrometer
astrometers
astrometric
astrometrical
astrometrically
astrometries
astrometrized
astrometry (current term)
astronaut
astronautic
astronautical
astronautically
astronautics
astronauts
astronavigation
astronavigator
astronavigators
astronomer
astronomers
astronometrical
astronomian
astronomians

Literary usage of Astrometry

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1. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"DEPARTMENT OF MERIDIAN astrometry.* BENJAMIN Boss, DIRECTOR. The activities of the Department during the last year may be grouped under four general heads: ..."

2. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1908)
"DEPARTMENT OF MERIDIAN astrometry* LEWIS Boss, DIRECTOR. This report covers the year ending September 30, 1907. The working staff during this year has ..."

3. Year books by Plainfield High School (Plainfield, N.J.) (1919)
"DEPARTMENT OF MERIDIAN astrometry.* BENJAMIN Boss, DIRECTOR. While considerable work remains to be accomplished before the General Catalogue is completed, ..."

4. Uranometria Nova Exoniensis: A Photometric Determination of the Magnitudes by Charles Pritchard (1885)
"The same remark applies also to the astrometry of M. Flammarion at Paris. Dr. Gould has recently enriched the resources of astronomy by his astrometry of ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"DEPARTMENT OF MERIDIAN astrometry The activities of the department of meridian astrometry are concentrated on the derivation of stellar positions for the ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It is divided into two main branches, distinguished as astrometry and astrophysics; the former concerned with determining the places of the heavenly bodies, ..."

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