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Galaxy

Galaxy

Origin: f. Galaxie, L. Galaxias, fr. Gr. (sc. Circle), fr, milk; akin to L. Lac. Cf. Lacteal.

1. (Science: astronomy) The milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars.

2. A splendid assemblage of persons or things.


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