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asteroidnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæs·təˌrɔɪd/
earth science an ​object like a very ​largerock that goes around the ​sun like a ​planet: Scientists are hoping an asteroid will ​clue them in about early ​life on ​earth.
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asteroidnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæs.tər.ɔɪd/  us   /-tə.rɔɪd/
one of many ​largerocks that ​circle the ​sun
(Definition of asteroid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “asteroid”
in Spanish Asteroide…
in Vietnamese tiểu hành tinh…
in Malaysian asteroid…
in Thai กลุ่มดาวจำนวนมากที่โคจรรอบดวงอาทิตย์…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小行星…
in Indonesian asteroid…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小行星…
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