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meteoroid definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere [syn: meteoroid, meteor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1865 1. a meteor particle itself without relation to the phenomena it produces when entering the earth's atmosphere 2. a meteor in orbit around the sun meteoroidal adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any small body moving in the solar system that becomes visible as it passes through the earth's atmosphere as a meteor. Derivatives: meteoroidal adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Meteoroid Me"te*or*oid, n. [Meteor + -oid.] (Astron.) A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor. These bodies [small, solid bodies] before they come into the air, I call meteoroids. --H. A. Newton.



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