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Galactic Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    galactic adj
  1. of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way); "the galactic plane"
  2. inconceivably large [syn: astronomic, astronomical]
Galactic Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Galactic \Ga*lac"tic\, a. [Gr. ? milky, fr. ?, ?, milk. See Galaxy, and cf. Lactic.]
  1. Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid.
  2. Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way. Galactic circle (Astron.), the great circle of the heavens, to which the course of the galaxy most nearly conforms. --Herschel. Galactic poles, the poles of the galactic circle.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Galactic'

Galactic is a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Originally formed in 1994 as an octet (under the name Galactic Prophylactic) and including singer Chris Lane and guitarist Rob Gowen, the group was soon pared down to an instrumental sextet of: guitarist Jeff Raines, bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist Ben Ellman and Hammond organist Rich Vogel, later adding Theryl DeClouet on vocals.

The group was started when Raines and Mercurio, childhood friends from the Washington D.C. area, moved to New Orleans together to attend college at Tulane and Loyola Universities, and became enamored of the local funk scene, populated by such legendary acts as The Meters and Dirty Dozen Brass Band and inspired by local legends such as Professor Longhair. There they teamed with noted New Orleans drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist/harmonica (now producer) Ben Ellman, and Rich Vogel. In 2004, the band parted ways with vocalist DeClouet, and now continue as an instrumental group. They have been releasing albums consistently since 1996.

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