Galaxy vs Galaxywide - What's the difference?

galaxy | galaxywide |


As a proper noun galaxy

is (astronomy|dated) the milky way galaxy, from when it was thought the universe (our universe) had only one galaxy.

As an adjective galaxywide is

throughout a galaxy.

galaxy

English

Noun

(galaxies)
  • * 1633 , John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
  • So may thy cheekes red outweare scarlet dye, / And their white, whitenesse of the Galaxie [...].
  • (galaxy) Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.
  • Synonyms

    * (astronomy) G (abbreviation)

    Derived terms

    * active galaxy * dwarf galaxy * elliptical galaxy * extragalactic * galactic * galaxy cluster / cluster of galaxies * galaxy filament / filament of galaxies * galaxy nucleus * galaxy sheet / sheet of galaxies * galaxy wall / wall of galaxies * irregular galaxy * lenticular galaxy * spiral galaxy * whirlpool galaxy

    galaxywide

    English

    Alternative forms

    * galaxy-wide

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Throughout a galaxy.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1949 , date = January , first = Henry , last = Kuttner , authorlink = Henry Kuttner , title = Time Axis , magazine = , volume = 18 , issue = 3 , page = 50 , passage = I immediately assigned an all-out search, Galaxywide . }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1959 , date = June , first = Larry M. , last = Harris , authorlink = Laurence Janifer , title = Extracts from the Galactick Almanack , magazine = , url = http://archive.org/stream/galaxymagazine-1959-06/Galaxy_1959_06
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  • , volume = 17 , issue = 5 , page = 136 , passage = Critics on both sides of what rapidly became a Galaxywide controversy were forced, however, to acknowledge the magnificent playing of the Student Orchestra and its great technical attainments. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1989 , first = Jack , last = McKinney , authorlink = Jack McKinney (writer) , title = The End of the Circle , isbn = 9780345363114 , page = 203 , passage = Protoculture supply was dwindling, the galaxywide war running down like clockwork as both sides' resources and infrastructures declined. }}
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  • Synonyms

    * pangalactic, transgalactic