adjective see nova I

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  • novalike — adjective Resembling a nova or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • nova — novalike, adj. /noh veuh/, n., pl. novas, novae / vee/. Astron. a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity. Cf. supernova. [1680 90; < NL: n. use of fem. of L novus NEW] * * * Any… …   Universalium

  • nova — I. noun (plural novas or novae) Etymology: New Latin, feminine of Latin novus new Date: 1927 a star that suddenly increases its light output tremendously and then fades away to its former obscurity in a few months or years • novalike adjective II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FH Leonis — HD 96273 / BD+07 2411B Constelación Leo Ascensión recta α 11h 06min 07.4/07.6s Declinación δ +07º 02/01’ 01/53’’ Distancia 383 años luz …   Wikipedia Español

  • star — starless, adj. /stahr/, n., adj., v., starred, starring. n. 1. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night. 2. Astron. any of the large, self luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris,… …   Universalium

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