- atmospheric or meteorological: hail is a meteoric phenomenon
- of a meteor or meteors
- like a meteor; momentarily dazzling or brilliant, flashing, or swift
Origin: ML meteoricus: also from meteor plush -ic
- meteorically adverb
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- Of, relating to, or formed by a meteoroid.
- Of or relating to the earth's atmosphere.
- Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity: a meteoric rise to fame.
- meˌte·orˈi·cal·ly adverb