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astronomical unit, AU
1. The mean distance of the earth from the sun, which is 149,597,870 kilometers, or about 93 million miles.
2. A unit of length used by astronomers to measure distances in space.

One astronomical unit, or AU, is equal to the average distance between the earth and the sun, which is 92,955,806 miles or 149,597,870 kilometers.

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Word Entries containing the term: “au
au courant (oh" koo RAN) (adjective), more au courant, most au courant
1. Pertaining to someone who is informed about current affairs and so he or she is well-informed : The anthropologist always tried to be an au courant scholar about what was going on in Africa with the various native groups.
2. Descriptive of a person concerned about having a fully familiar and knowledgeable environment: James was a business executive who was au courant about what his staff was doing to keep his company profitable.
3. Etymology: Based on Latin currere, "to run"; then from French au courant; au, "in the" + courant, "current"; literally, "in the current"; that is, "knowledgeable or up-to-date".
Up-to-date with information or about what is going on.
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vol-au-vent
A light pastry shell containing a ragout of fish or meat.
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with au jus
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