Etymology
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meteoric (adj.)

1804, "pertaining to or of the nature of meteors;" earlier "dependent on atmospheric conditions" (1789), from meteor + -ic. Figurative sense of "transiently brilliant" is by 1836.

updated on February 03, 2019

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Definitions of meteoric from WordNet

meteoric (adj.)
of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions;
meteoric (or meteorological) phenomena
Synonyms: meteorologic / meteorological
meteoric (adj.)
pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids;
meteoric shower
meteoric impacts
meteoric (adj.)
like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience;
a meteoric rise to fame
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