Definition of Meteoroids

1. Noun. (plural of meteoroid) ¹



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Definition of Meteoroids

1. meteoroid [n] - See also: meteoroid

Medical Definition of Meteoroids

1. Any solid objects moving in interplanetary space that are smaller than a planet or asteroid but larger than a molecule. Meteorites are any meteoroid that has fallen to a planetary surface. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meteoroids

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meteoroids (current term)
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Literary usage of Meteoroids

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1. Astronomy by Observation: An Elementary Text-book for High-schools and Academies by Eliza A. Bowen (1886)
"To these bodies, called meteoroids, are due shooting- stars, meteors, and aerolites, which thus all ... meteoroids are supposed to be exceedingly numerous. ..."

2. Popular Astronomy by Simon Newcomb (1899)
"Relations of Comets and meteoroids. We have now to mention a series of investigations which led to the discovery of a curious connection between meteoroids ..."

3. Genesis of Worlds by J. H. Hobart Bennett (1900)
"It may not be true that cometic meteoroids that appear luminous in the sky are ... It is not supposable that the cometic matter of meteoroids which can pass ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The meteoroids are all solid bodies. It would hardly be possible for a small quantity of gas out in space to retain such a density as would enable it on ..."

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