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noun     galaxy pronunciation in American English
/ˈɡæləksi/
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singulargalaxy
pluralgalaxies
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.

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