Definition of Meteoroid

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

Exact synonyms: Meteor
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Estraterrestrial Body, Extraterrestrial Object
Specialized synonyms: Meteorite, Meteor Swarm
Derivative terms: Meteoric



Definition of Meteoroid

1. n. A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor.

Definition of Meteoroid

1. Noun. (astronomy) A relatively small (sand- to boulder-sized) fragment of debris in a solar system that produces a meteor when it hits the atmosphere ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Meteoroid

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Medical Definition of Meteoroid

1. A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor. "These bodies [small, solid bodies] before they come into the air, I call meteoroids." (H. A. Newton) Origin: Meteor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Meteoroid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"The problem of meteoroid penetration of booster tank walls, ... For discussion of meteoroid research, see also "Satellites: Manned and Unmanned, ..."

2. The Heavens Above: A Popular Handbook of Astronomy. by Joseph Anthony Gillet (1882)
"The heat thus developed is sufficient to raise the meteoroid and the air around it to incandescence, and in most cases either to cause the meteoroid to burn ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"A meteoroid origin has been assigned to the light of the solar corona. It is not unreasonable to suppose that the amount of the meteoroid matter should ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1887)
"A meteoroid origin has been assigned to the light of the solar corona. It is not unreasonable to suppose that the amount of the meteoroid matter should ..."

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