- nebulous or nebular matter.
- a nebulous form, shape, or mass.
- the state or condition of being nebulous.
Origin of nebulosity
Related Words for nebulositygloom, vapor, darkness, fog, smoke, puff, smog, mist, veil, steam, pother, murk, obscurity, frost, overcast, smother, scud, haze, nebula, billow
Examples from the Web for nebulosity
Historical Examples of nebulosity
The nebulosity of the ten-foot can be resolved into stars by the twenty-foot, and so on.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
Edward Singleton Holden
Prof. Barnard adds that the nebulosity is easily visible in a 12-inch telescope.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
Speculated concerning the Milky Way, the nebulosity of stars, the origin and growth of solar systems.Pioneers of Science
The convolutions of its spiral are filled with numerous starlike condensations, themselves engulfed in nebulosity.Astronomy
It is the nebulosity out of which the whole came and into which all is ultimately occluded.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
- the state or quality of being nebulous
- astronomy a nebula
1738, from French nébulosité, from Late Latin nebulositatem (nominative nebulositas), from Latin nebulosus, from nebula (see nebula).