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noun     galaxy pronunciation in American English
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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.

    1. a.

      the Galaxy

      the large group of stars and planets that the Earth and our sun are part of
  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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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