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Meaning of METEOROID

Pronunciation:  'meeteeu`royd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
 

METEOROID is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, meteor swarm, meteorite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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