Definitions

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  • adj. relating to comets

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, a comet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a comet or comets; of the nature of a comet.
  • n. A cometarium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a comet

Etymologies

comet +‎ -ary (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seriously, we need to do an edit of each show with your tweets as subtitled cometary to the show.

    SPARTACUS: episode 4

  • Catholic France spurned him, and Jurieu, the great Reformed divine, called his cometary views "atheism," and tried hard to have Protestant Holland condemn him.

    A History of the warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

  • While they may look tiny, these strands of molecular hydrogen - known as cometary knots - are each about the size of

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Filaments of material at the periphery are cooler strands of gas, called cometary knots - each about as long as the Solar System is wide.

    Wired Top Stories

  • This was no easy lift like the one from Luna to Mars; in choosing to take a 'cometary' or fast orbit to the Hallelujah the Stones had perforce to accept an expensive change-of-motion of twelve and a half miles per second for the departure maneuver.

    The Rolling Stones

  • It is certain that a loosely agglomerated mass (such as cometary nuclei most likely are) must gradually separate through the unequal action of gravity on its various parts -- through, in short, solar tidal influence.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • Even a Nobel Prize winner can hatch an ignoratio elenchi, as evidenced by Laughlin's essential argument: because the climate has been and will continue to be controlled on geologic time scales by natural processes, such as changes in the Earth's orbit and cometary impacts, the climate is "beyond our control" and "the climate ought not concern us too much when we are gazing into the energy future."

    Bill Chameides: Red Herring Alert: Planet Earth Does Not Need a Care Package

  • It is believed that much of the water on Earth was brought here by comets, so it is possible that the complex organic molecules that formed the basis for life also came from cometary debris.

    Original Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Most of the dust particles impacting on the rings are thought to be mostly neutral and dark in color, similar to cometary dust (e.g. Haley's Comet).

    SETI Institute: Life at the SETI Institute: Paul Estrada -- From Dust to Planets

  • Since then, things have only gotten a little weirder for astronomers, gathered this week for their annual meeting, as they try to understand the dwarf planets ringing the cometary Kuiper Belt nearly 1 billion miles from the sun, beyond Neptune's orbit.

    Dwarf planets Pluto, Eris battle for a spot in a vast universe

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