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nebula

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noun neb·u·la \ˈne-byə-lə\

Simple Definition of nebula

  • : a cloud of gas or dust in space that can sometimes be seen at night

  • : a group of stars that are very far away and look like a bright cloud at night

Full Definition of nebula

plural neb·u·laeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also neb·u·las

  1. 1 :  any of numerous clouds of gas or dust in interstellar space

  2. 2 :  galaxy 1b; especially :  a galaxy other than the Milky Way galaxy —not used technically

neb·u·lar play \-lər\ adjective

Origin of nebula

New Latin, from Latin, mist, cloud; akin to Old High German nebul fog, Greek nephelē, nephos cloud


First Known Use: 1718


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nebula

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noun neb·u·la \ˈneb-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of nebula

plural neb·u·las or neb·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play

  1. :  a slight cloudy opacity of the cornea




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