meteoritics

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

noun (used with a singular verb) Astronomy.

the science that deals with meteors.

Nearby words

  1. meteoric water,
  2. meteorism,
  3. meteorite,
  4. meteorite crater,
  5. meteorites,
  6. meteorogram,
  7. meteorograph,
  8. meteoroid,
  9. meteorol.,
  10. meteorological

Origin of meteoritics

First recorded in 1930–35; meteorite + -ics

Related formsme·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 Formsmeteoriticist, noun

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