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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various very large bright stars, such as Betelgeuse or Rigel, having a luminosity that is thousands of times greater than that of the sun.

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  • n. : A very large star having a mass between 10 and 70 solar masses

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  • n. an extremely bright star of very large diameter and low density

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  • Scientists say the term "supergiant" was coined by US researchers when they found some large amphipods in the early 1980s.

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  • Betelgeuse is classified as a supergiant star, and its diameter is approximately 1,000 times that of the sun.

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  • The Lula field will be Brazil's first "supergiant" oil field, with a recoverable volume above five billion BOE, Mr. Barbassa said.

    New Petrobras Fields Make Their Mark

  • Never again will I use the word "supergiant" lightly ...

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  • Petrobras said the Lula field was Brazil's biggest, a "supergiant" field with an estimated

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  • A "joint bid by Russian and Norwegian oil firms won the contract for the 'supergiant' West Qurna field, said to have reserves of 13bn barrels."

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  • Two big oilfields, including the 12.6 billion barrel "supergiant" Majnoon, were awarded on Friday, as oil majors from Asia and the West put aside concerns over security three days after car bombs killed 112 people in the Iraqi capital.

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  • Major oil companies gain foothold in Iraq multinational players are hopeful of lucrative developments in the future More than six-and-a-half years after the US-led invasion that oil companies to rebuild its ailing infrastructure during two today won the contract for one of Iraq's "supergiant" oilfields, as part of a two-day auction intended to boost dramatically the

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  • Security fears weigh on Iraq's 2nd oil auction oil companies with its mother lode of oil met with mixed results Friday, with only two fears in the country as they began bidding Friday on the biggest stake in today won the contract for one of Iraq's "supergiant" oilfields, as part of a two-day auction intended to boost dramatically the

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  • Malaysian consortium • Foreign firms to develop more than half of Iraq's oil fields as it seeks to ramp up output and become one of the world's today won the contract for one of Iraq's "supergiant" oilfields, as part of a two-day auction intended to boost dramatically the oil companies jockeying for its untapped riches - complicated by jitters about insecurity, lack of a legal rule

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