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RE: starship-design: Suspended animation.
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Jan 10 19:40:26 2000
> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 10:40:02 -0800 (PST)
> In English, "galaxy" means a large gravitationaly bound collection of
> stars, such as our own milky way, M31, etc.
That much I know since my childhood ;-)
but more and more often I find the word used
apparently in the meaning indicated below.
If this will spread, dictionaries will have to notice that...
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Zenon Kulpa wrote:
> > > From email@example.com Sat Jan 8 00:20:54 2000
> > > From: "L. Parker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > [...]
> > >
> > > It has aroused the interest of space scientists investigating
> > > the possibility of interstellar travel, allowing human exploration
> > > of galaxies many light years away.
> > >
> > Is it true that in common parlance in English "galaxy"
> > means already simply a "star/planetary system"?
> > -- Zenon Kulpa