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Meaning of NEBULA

Pronunciation:  'nebyulu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
  2. [n]  an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
  3. [n]  a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
  4. [n]  cloudiness of the urine

NEBULA is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: cloud, dapple, diffuse nebula, fleck, formulation, gaseous nebula, maculation, patch, planetary nebula, preparation, speckle, spot, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neb"u*la\, n.; pl. {Nebul[ae]}. [L., mist, cloud; akin
to Gr. ?, ?, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D.
nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. {Nebule}.]
1. (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter
   situated beyond the solar system among the stars. True
   nebul[ae] are gaseous; but very distant star clusters
   often appear like them in the telescope.

2. (Med.)
   (a) A white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea.
   (b) A cloudy appearance in the urine. [Obs.]

Computing Dictionary

An early business-oriented language from icl for the ferranti orion computer.

["NEBULA - A Programming Language for Data Processing", T.G. Braunholtz et al, Computer J 4(3):197-201 (1961)].

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Black Magellanic Cloud, bright diffuse nebula, coalsack, counterglow, Crab Nebula, dark cloud, dark nebula, diffuse nebula, dust cloud, gaseous nebula, Gegenschein, nebula of Lyra, nebular hypothesis, nebulosity, nebulous stars, planetary nebula, ring nebula, the Coalsack, zodiacal light