Definition of Astrophysics

1. Noun. The branch of astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial bodies.

Generic synonyms: Astronomy, Uranology
Specialized synonyms: Cosmogeny, Cosmogony, Cosmology
Derivative terms: Astrophysical, Astrophysicist



Definition of Astrophysics

1. n. The science treating of the physical characteristics of the stars and other heavenly bodies, their chemical constitution, light, heat, atmospheres, etc.

Definition of Astrophysics

1. Noun. The branch of astronomy or physics that deals with the physical properties of celestial bodies and with the interaction between matter and radiation in celestial bodies and in the space between them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astrophysics

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astrophysics

astrophorids
astrophoto
astrophotograph
astrophotographer
astrophotographers
astrophotographic
astrophotographs
astrophotography
astrophotos
astrophyllite
astrophyllites
astrophysical
astrophysically
astrophysicist
astrophysicists
astrophysics (current term)
astrophyton
astrophytons
astroscope
astroscopes
astroscopy
astroseismology
astrosheath
astrosphere
astrostatistics
astrotail
astrotheology
astrotracker
astroturfer
astroturfers

Literary usage of Astrophysics

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1. Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power And Propulsion by Ssb (2006)
"7 Applications of Nuclear Power and Propulsion in Astronomy and astrophysics: Background SCIENTIFIC AND PROGRAMMATIC CONTEXT The Goals of Astronomy and ..."

2. Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space And Time: Charting the Course for by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Elementary particle physicists have an extraordinary opportunity to make breakthrough discoveries by engaging in astrophysics and cosmology research that ..."

3. Plasma Physics Of The Local Cosmos by National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Solar and Space Physics (2004)
"LOCAL PLASMA astrophysics Astronomy and astrophysics are sciences that have ... Plasma astrophysics, as practiced in the local solar system laboratory, ..."

4. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1898)
"ELECTION OF EDWIN BRANT FROST AS PROFESSOR OF astrophysics AT THE YERKES OBSERVATORY. THE staff of the Yerkes Observatory will soon be materially ..."

5. Popular Science Monthly (1904)
"This field of inquiry is well named, astrophysics. * Delivered at the St. Louis International Congress of Arts and Science. VOL. LXVI.—20. ..."

6. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1906)
"RECENT PROGRESS IN astrophysics. BY JOHN GEORGE HAGEN, SJ [Read before the ... The recent progress in astrophysics is so extensive that only a few of the ..."

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