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noun galaxy pronunciation in British English /ˈɡæləksi/ 
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pluralgalaxies
  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

    This city has produced a galaxy of soccer talent.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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