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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere.

Usage examples (38)
  • A meteoroid is matter revolving around the sun or any object in interplanetary space that is too small to be called an asteroid or a comet.
  • meteoroid: A meteoroid is a solid piece of interplanetary debris moving through space.
  • A meteor appears when a particle or chunk of metallic or stony matter called a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere from outer space.
  • We may as well define the terms "meteoroid" and "asteroid" as well. for more
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