Definition of meteor in English:
- Whitehead thinks that the meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at a low angle.
- It may also raise the number of random meteors seen from Earth streaking across the sky.
- There are meteors and comets and supernovas and yes, black holes.
Mid 16th century (denoting any atmospheric phenomenon): from modern Latin meteorum, from Greek meteōron, neuter (used as a noun) of meteōros 'lofty'.
In early use the term was used for any atmospheric phenomenon: it comes via modern Latin from Greek meteōron ‘of the atmosphere’, from meteōros ‘lofty’. The same source gave us meteorology (early 17th century).
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