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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galactic  \Ga*lac"tic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  milky,  fr  ?,  ?,  milk.  See 
  {Galaxy},  and  cf  {Lactic}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  milk;  got  from  milk;  as  galactic 
  acid. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  galaxy  or  Milky  Way 
 
  {Galactic  circle}  (Astron.),  the  great  circle  of  the  heavens, 
  to  which  the  course  of  the  galaxy  most  nearly  conforms. 
  --Herschel. 
 
  {Galactic  poles},  the  poles  of  the  galactic  circle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galactic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  a  galaxy  (especially  our  galaxy  the  Milky 
  Way);  "the  galactic  plane" 
  2:  inconceivably  large  [syn:  {astronomic},  {astronomical}] 




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