meteoric Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “meteoric” in the English Dictionary

"meteoric" in British English

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meteoricadjective

uk   /ˌmiː.tiˈɒr.ɪk/  us   /-t̬iˈɑːr-/

meteoric adjective (OF A ROCK)

relating to or ​caused by a ​meteor: The ​suddenflash of ​light in the ​nightsky was ​caused by a meteoric ​fireball.

meteoric adjective (VERY FAST)

used to ​describe something that ​develops very ​fast and ​attracts a lot of ​attention: The ​group had a meteoric rise to ​fame in the 70s. Her ​political career has been meteoric.
(Definition of meteoric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meteoric" in American English

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meteoricadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmi·t̬iˈɔr·ɪk, -ˈɑr-/
of or like a ​meteor: meteoric ​rock If something is ​described as meteoric, it is ​sudden and usually ​brief: a meteoric ​rise to ​fame
(Definition of meteoric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"meteoric" in Business English

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meteoricadjective

uk   us   /ˌmiːtiˈɒrɪk/
developing very fast and ​attracting a lot of ​attention: Speculation on the ​currency has helped its meteoric ​rise of 16% against the US ​dollar in a ​year. Her ​appointment to the ​post at the age of 37 is the latest ​stage in a meteoric ​career. The company's meteoric ​growthsent the ​stocksoaring.
(Definition of meteoric from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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