meteoritics

[ mee-tee-uh-rit-iks ]
/ ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb) Astronomy.

the science that deals with meteors.

Origin of meteoritics

First recorded in 1930–35; meteorite + -ics

Related forms

me·te·or·it·i·cist [mee-tee-uh-rit-uh-sist] /ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ə sɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meteoritics

meteoritics

/ (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with meteors and meteorites

Derived Forms

meteoriticist, noun
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