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- 1. meteoroid, meteor, extraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial body
- usage: (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
- 2. meteor, shooting star, light, visible light, visible radiation
- usage: a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
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See also: meteor (Dictionary)