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astrophysics

as·tro·phys·ics

astrophysics

 
pronunciation:
ae stro fI zihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of physics that deals with the physical and chemical properties of heavenly bodies and interstellar space.
derivations: astrophysical (adj.), astrophysicist (n.)
Word Parts
The word astrophysics contains the following parts:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology