Pronunciation: (mē"tē-ôr'ik, -or'-), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of meteors.
2. resembling a meteor in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.: his meteoric rise in politics.
3. of or coming from the atmosphere; meteorological.
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