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NOVA (novae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nova mean? 

NOVA (noun)
  The noun NOVA has 1 sense:

1. a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process

  Familiarity information: NOVA used as a noun is very rare.


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NOVA (noun)


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Meaning:

A star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("nova" is a kind of...):

star ((astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior)


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