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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mass of metal or stone remaining from a piece of matter that has fallen upon the earth from the solar system.

Usage examples (34)
  • We went for a walk in the desert hoping to find a meteorite that had crashed to earth.
  • A piece of a meteorite is a protection against gunshot.
  • Our interest in meteorite exposure ages continued for many years.
  • So, if I determine that a meteorite is going to hit your house, I may inform you that you "ought to move out of its way." for more
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