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comet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
cometcom‧et /ˈkɒmɪt $ ˈkɑː-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HAan object in space like a bright ball with a long tail, that moves around the Sun 🔊 Halley’s Comet
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cometAstronomers had accidentally caught a comet in the act of turning into an asteroid.Viewed from space, the normal progress of the survey ship was like the passage of a comet.Sciorra plays a Colorado astronomer who discovers that an approaching comet has dislodged several asteroids, propelling them toward Earth.Rourke was the one who was shooting out of her sphere like a trail-blazing comet.Surprisingly, they were the first comets found from Britain this century.Other comets have also been seen to break up.At best, the comet will be visible to us naked-eye types for only a few more weeks.To extend the parallel, the impact of the comet would also have released large quantities of hard radiation.
CometComet 🔊 🔊 a British company which sells electrical or electronic goods for the home, such as televisions, cameras, washing machines, cookers etc. Their shops are often in large shopping areas on the edges of towns.
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