meteorite

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noun me·te·or·ite \ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrīt\

Definition of meteorite

  1. :  a meteor that reaches the surface of the earth without being completely vaporized

meteoritic

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meteoritical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

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First Known Use of meteorite

1823


METEORITE Defined for English Language Learners

meteorite

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Definition of meteorite for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of rock or metal that has fallen to the ground from outer space : a meteor that reaches the surface of the Earth without burning up entirely


METEORITE Defined for Kids

meteorite

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noun me·te·or·ite \ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrīt\

Definition of meteorite for Students

  1. :  a meteor that reaches the surface of the earth



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