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Meaning of ASTRAL

Pronunciation:  'astrul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; "an astral body"; "stellar light"

ASTRAL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: stellar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As"tral\, a. [L. astralis, fr. astrum star, Gr. ?: cf.
    F. astral. See {Star}.]
    Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars; starry;
          Shines only with an astral luster.       --I. Taylor.
          Some astral forms I must invoke by prayer. --Dryden.
    {Astral lamp}, an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow
       is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped
       reservoir in which the oil is contained.
    {Astral spirits}, spirits formerly supposed to live in the
       heavenly bodies or the a["e]rial regions, and represented
       in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead,
       or spirits originating in fire.
  2. \As"tral\, a.
    1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an aster; as, astral rays;
       astral sphere.
    2. (Theosophy) Consisting of, belonging to, or designating, a
       kind of supersensible substance alleged to be next above
       the tangible world in refinement; as, astral spirits;
       astral bodies of persons; astral current.
Computing Dictionary

A programming language based on pascal, never implemented.

["ASTRAL: A Structured and Unified Approach to Database Design and Manipulation", T. Amble et al, in Proc of the Database Architecture Conf, Venice, June 1979].

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