noun, plural neb·u·lae [neb-yuh-lee, -lahy], /ˈnɛb yəˌli, -ˌlaɪ/, neb·u·las.
- a faint opacity in the cornea.
- cloudiness in the urine.
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Origin of nebula
OTHER WORDS FROM nebulaneb·u·lar, adjectivenon·neb·u·lar, adjectivepre·neb·u·lar, adjective
Words nearby nebula
Example sentences from the Web for nebula
The top notes are listed as cosmic dust and antimatter particles, the heart of the fragrance is described as starlight, the scent of Supernova, and the base notes are atmospheric vapour, and dark nebulae.
Because planetary nebula shapes resemble these winds’ shapes, the researchers conclude that these same forces influence a nebula’s final shape, long before the nebula itself is created.
“The action of the shaping does not happen when the star becomes a planetary nebula,” Decin says, but is already happening hundreds of thousands to millions of years before, during the red giant phase.
This means that it might be possible to predict the shapes of planetary nebulae long before they form, she says.
So she and her colleagues examined 14 stars in the red giant phase, before they become planetary nebulae.
Following Anna Deavere Smith is like following a swiftly moving nebula.
And yet there are millions of stars whose distances are even greater than the distance of the Great Nebula in Orion.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The fainter parts of the nebula would be shown more satisfactorily by a longer exposure.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters|James Edward Keeler
Then his vision cleared and he knew where he was—in the surgery room of the Nebula.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
And, if we don't get too bored, we might run over to the giant model nebula in Andromeda, or one of the others.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
One of the most exquisite of these modern photographs is that of the Trifid nebula in Sagittarius (Fig. 142).A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for nebula
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
- opacity of the cornea
- cloudiness of the urine
Derived forms of nebulanebular, adjective
Word Origin for nebula
Medical definitions for nebula
n. pl. neb•u•las
Scientific definitions for nebula
Plural nebulae (nĕb′yə-lē′) nebulas
Cultural definitions for nebula