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"meteor" in British English

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meteornoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiː.ti.ɔːr/  us   /-t̬i.ɔːr/
a ​piece of ​rock or other ​matter from ​space that ​produces a ​brightlight as it ​travels through the atmosphere
(Definition of meteor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meteor" in American English

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meteornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmi·t̬i·ər, -ˌɔr/ (also shooting star)
a ​smallpiece of ​matter that ​falls from ​space with ​greatspeed, ​producing a ​brightlight as it ​enters the earth’s ​atmosphere (= the ​airsurrounding it)
(Definition of meteor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meteor”
in Korean 유성…
in Arabic نَيزَك…
in Malaysian meteor…
in French météore…
in Russian метеор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流星…
in Italian meteora…
in Turkish göktaşı, meteor…
in Polish meteor…
in Spanish meteorito…
in Vietnamese sao băng…
in Portuguese meteoro…
in Thai ดาวตก…
in German der Meteor…
in Catalan meteor…
in Japanese 流星…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流星…
in Indonesian meteor…
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