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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galaxy  \Gal"ax*y\,  n.;  pl  {Galaxies}.  [F.  galaxie,  L.  galaxias, 
  fr  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?  circle),  fr  ?,  ?,  milk;  akin  to  L.  lac.  Cf 
  {Lacteal}.] 
  1.  (Astron.)  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.  --Nichol. 
 
  2.  A  splendid  assemblage  of  persons  or  things 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galaxy 
  n  1:  a  splendid  assemblage  (especially  of  famous  people) 
  2:  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  [syn:  {galax}, 
  {cold's  foot},  {wandflower},  {beetleweed},  {Galax 
  urceolata}] 
  3:  (astronomy)  a  collection  of  star  systems;  any  of  the 
  billions  of  systems  each  having  many  stars  and  nebulae  and 
  dust;  "`extragalactic  nebula'  is  a  former  name  for 
  `galaxy'"  [syn:  {extragalactic  nebula}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Galaxy 
 
    An  extensible  language  in  the  vein  of  {EL/1}  and 
  {RCC}. 
 
  ["Introduction  to  the  Galaxy  Language",  Anne  F.  Beetem  et  al 
  IEEE  Software  6(3):55-62]. 
 
  (1995-12-09) 
 
 




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