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meteoritics

[ mee-tee-uh-rit-iks ]

noun

, (used with a singular verb)
  1. the science that deals with meteors.


meteoritics

/ ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪks /

noun

  1. functioning as singular the branch of science concerned with meteors and meteorites


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmeteorˈiticist, noun

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Other Words From

  • me·te·or·it·i·cist [mee-tee-, uh, -, rit, -, uh, -sist], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of meteoritics1

First recorded in 1930–35; meteorite + -ics

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