Etymology
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nebular (adj.)

1821, "pertaining to an (astronomical) nebula or nebulae," from nebula + -ar.

updated on August 06, 2012

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Definitions of nebular from WordNet

nebular (adj.)
of or relating to or resembling a nebula;
the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system
Synonyms: nebulous
nebular (adj.)
resembling a cloud;
Synonyms: cloudlike
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