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noun [C] uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈnəʊ.və/ us    /-pɚˈnoʊ-/ ( plural supernovae   /-viː/   or supernovas)
Translations of “supernova”
in Chinese (Traditional) 超新星(指因爆炸而數月內亮度大增的恆星)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超新星(指因爆炸而数月内亮度大增的恒星)…
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