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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astrophysics  \As`tro*phys"ics\,  n.  [Astro-  +  physics.]  (Astron.) 
  The  science  treating  of  the  physical  characteristics  of  the 
  stars  and  other  heavenly  bodies,  their  chemical  constitution, 
  light,  heat,  atmospheres,  etc 
 
  Note:  Its  observations  are  made  with  the  spectroscope, 
  bolometer,  etc.,  usually  in  connection  with  the 
  telescope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astrophysics 
  n  :  the  branch  of  astronomy  concerned  with  the  physical  and 
  chemical  properties  of  celestial  bodies 




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