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

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

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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