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Definition 1: (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust - [noun denoting group]

Samples where galaxy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'

Synonyms for galaxy in the sense of this definition

(galaxy is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of galaxy ) a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center

(... is a kind of galaxy ) a massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies

(... is a kind of galaxy ) the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky

(... is an instance of galaxy) either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole

(galaxy is a member of ...) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

(... is a member of galaxy) everything that exists anywhere

"they study the evolution of the universe" "the biggest tree in existence"

(galaxy is made of the substance ...) clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space

(galaxy belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 2: a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people) - [noun denoting group]

(galaxy is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Definition 3: tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for galaxy in the sense of this definition

(galaxy is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of galaxy) evergreen herbs of southeastern United States

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