comet
Pronunciation Noun

comet (plural comets)

  1. (astronomy) A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in a (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
  2. A celestial phenomenon with the appearance given by the orbiting celestial body.
  3. Any of several species of hummingbird found in the Andes.
Synonyms Translations
Comet
Proper noun
  1. The fifth reindeer of Santa Claus.
Translations Proper noun
  1. (programming) A web application model in which a long-held HTTP request allows a web server to push data to a browser, without the browser explicitly requesting it.



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