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su•per•no•va



Pronunciation: (sOO"pur-nō'vu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/supernova.html on line 77 [key]
n.,
pl. -vas, -vaePronunciation: (-vē). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/supernova.html on line 91 [key]
Astron.
1. the explosion of a star, possibly caused by gravitational collapse, during which the star's luminosity increases by as much as 20 magnitudes and most of the star's mass is blown away at very high velocity, sometimes leaving behind an extremely dense core.
2. the star undergoing such an explosion. Cf. supernova remnant, black hole, neutron star, nova.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/supernova.html on line 138 supernova (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/supernova.html on line 140 supernova (Encyclopedia)

 

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