[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.
noun, Astronomy. 1. . noun, Astronomy. 1. the profusion of meteors observed when the earth passes through a meteor swarm. noun 1. a transient rain of meteors, such as the Perseids, occurring at regular intervals and coming from a particular region in the sky. It is caused by the earth passing through a large number […]
- Meteoric water
noun 1. (geology) ground water that has recently originated from the atmosphere
/ˈmiːtɪəˌrɪzəm/ noun 1. (med) another name for tympanites meteorism me·te·or·ism (mē’tē-ə-rĭz’əm) n. See tympanites.
[mee-tee-uh-rahyt] /ˈmi ti əˌraɪt/ noun 1. a mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space; a fallen meteoroid. 2. a meteoroid. /ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt/ noun 1. a rocklike object consisting of the remains of a meteoroid that has fallen on earth. It may be stony (chondrite), iron, or stony iron (pallasite) See […]