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noun galaxy pronunciation in American English /ˈɡæləksi/
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spiral galaxy Messier 81
By NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  1. 1
    [countable] an extremely large group of stars and planets
    the Andromeda galaxy
    Edwin Hubble discovered that distant galaxies are moving away from us.
  2. 2
    [singular] informal a large number of famous people
    There is a galaxy of talented singers in Nashville, but only a few become famous.


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