adjective see meteoroid

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  • Meteoroidal — Me te*or*oid al, a. Of or pertaining to a meteoroid or to meteoroids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meteoroidal — me·te·or·oi·dal …   English syllables

  • meteoroidal — ¦mēd.ēə¦rȯidəl adjective : of or relating to meteoroids * * * meteoroidˈal adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑meteor …   Useful english dictionary

  • meteor and meteoroid — ▪ astronomy Introduction   respectively, a glowing streak in the sky (meteor) and its cause, which is a relatively small stony or metallic natural object from space (meteoroid) that enters Earth s atmosphere and heats to incandescence. In modern… …   Universalium

  • meteoroid — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • astronomy — /euh stron euh mee/, n. the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth s atmosphere. [1175 1225; ME astronomie ( < AF) < L astronomia < Gk. See ASTRO , NOMY] * * * I Science dealing with the origin, evolution, composition,… …   Universalium

  • meteorite — meteoritic /mee tee euh rit ik/, meteoritical, meteorital /mee tee euh ruyt l/, adj. /mee tee euh ruyt /, n. 1. a mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space; a fallen meteoroid. 2. a meteoroid. [1815 25; METEOR + ITE1] * * …   Universalium

  • dating — I In geology and archaeology, the process of determining an object s or event s place within a chronological scheme. Scientists may use either relative dating, in which items are sequenced on the basis of stratigraphic clues (see stratigraphy) or …   Universalium

  • meteoroid — noun Astronomy a small body in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth s atmosphere. Derivatives meteoroidal adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • meteoroid — 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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