Meteoric



[mee-tee-awr-ik, -or-] /ˌmi tiˈɔr ɪk, -ˈɒr-/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or consisting of .
2.
resembling a in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.:
his meteoric rise in politics.
3.
of or coming from the atmosphere; meteorological.
/ˌmiːtɪˈɒrɪk/
adjective
1.
of, formed by, or relating to meteors
2.
like a meteor in brilliance, speed, or transience
3.
(rare) of or relating to the weather; meteorological
adj.

1812, “pertaining to meteors;” earlier “dependent on atmospheric conditions” (1789), from meteor + -ic. Figurative sense of “transiently brilliant” is from 1836.

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