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Definition of Comet


  1. A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in Appendix.
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Comet Translations

comet in French is comete
comet in German is Komet
comet in Italian is cometa
comet in Latin is cometes
comet in Spanish is cometa