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supernova

noun su·per·no·va \ˌsü-pər-ˈnō-və\

astronomy : the explosion of a star that causes the star to become extremely bright

Full Definition of SUPERNOVA

1
:  the explosion of a star in which the star may reach a maximum intrinsic luminosity one billion times that of the sun
2
:  one that explodes into prominence or popularity; also :  superstar
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Examples of SUPERNOVA

  1. <tragically, a shoulder injury cut short the pitching career of one of baseball's brightest supernovas>

Origin of SUPERNOVA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1926

Rhymes with SUPERNOVA

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