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supermassive

Line breaks: super|mas¦sive
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈmasɪv
 
, sjuː-/

Definition of supermassive in English:

adjective

Astronomy
Having a mass many times (typically between 106 and 109 times) that of the sun: a supermassive star
More example sentences
  • Although astronomers are surprised to find a blue disk of stars swirling around a supermassive black hole, they also say the puzzling architecture may not be that unusual.
  • But others, such as the Milky Way, would still have formed a supermassive black hole despite never being a quasar.
  • Two types of black holes are found in the universe: stellar-mass black holes and supermassive black holes.

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