Meteoric

Definition of Meteoric

Me`te`or´ic
a.1.Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones.
2.Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions.
3.Flashing; transient and brilliant, like a meteor{3}; as, meteoric fame.
Meteoric iron
(Min.) See Meteorite.
Meteoric paper
a substance of confervoid origin found floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper; - so called because formerly supposed to fall from meteors.
Meteoric showers
periodical exhibitions of shooting stars, occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of November, more rarely in April and December, and also at some other periods.

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