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meteoric

adjective me·te·or·ic \ˌmē-tē-ˈr-ik, -ˈär-\

: very sudden or fast

: marked by very quick success

Full Definition of METEORIC

1
a :  of or relating to a meteor
b :  resembling a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance <a meteoric rise to fame>
2
:  of, relating to, or derived from the earth's atmosphere <meteoric water>
me·te·or·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of METEORIC

  1. a meteoric rise to fame

First Known Use of METEORIC

1785

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith
METEORIC Defined for Kids

meteoric

adjective me·te·or·ic \ˌmē-tē-ˈr-ik\

Definition of METEORIC for Kids

1
:  of or relating to a meteor <meteoric impacts>
2
:  like a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary success <a meteoric career>

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