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Definition of Nebula

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cloud of cosmic gas or dust in outer space (Astronomy); clouded spot or faint corneal opacity on the cornea (Medicine); cloudiness or cloudy appearance in the urine (Medicine); oily preparation used in a nebulizer
Nebula Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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mist| fog; cloud (dust/smoke/confusion/error); thin film| veneer; obscurity
Nebula Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea.
  
(n.)
A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. True nebulae are gaseous; but very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope.
  
(n.)
A cloudy appearance in the urine.
  
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nebula
\neb"u*la\ (?), n.; pl. nebul? (#). [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? 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.]
nebula
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1. a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
2. cloudiness of the urine
3. an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
4. (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea


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A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
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Noun
1. a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
(hypernym) formulation, preparation
2. cloudiness of the urine
(hypernym) symptom
3. an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
(hypernym) cloud
(hyponym) diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula
4. (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
(hypernym) spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
(classification) pathology
Nebula Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
A cloud of dust and gas in space which is visible to observers on the Earth because it either emits, reflects or absorbs starlight. See also absorption nebula , emission nebula , reflection nebula and 'Web Nebulae ' by Bill Arnett.
The figure shows the Horse's Head nebula.
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A diffuse mass of interstellar dust and gas.
Nebula Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A nebula (from Latin: "cloud"; pl. nebulae or nebulæ, with ligature, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy, for instance, was referred to as the Andromeda Nebula (and spiral galaxies in general as "spiral nebulae") before the true nature of galaxies was confirmed in the early 20th century by Vesto Slipher, Edwin Hubble and others. Nebulae are often star-forming regions, such as in the Eagle Nebula. This nebula is depicted in one of NASA's most famous images, the "Pillars of Creation". In these regions the formations of gas, dust, and other materials "clump" together to form larger masses, which attract further matter, and eventually will become massive enough to form stars. The remaining materials are then believed to form planets, and other planetary system objects.

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Nebula Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Nebula (Latin) Mist, cloud; in astronomy, cloudlike appearances seen at distances comparable to those of the fixed stars. A true or irresolvable nebula is said to be gaseous rather than a cluster of stars. Irresolvable nebulae are cosmic matter which has reached a plane of condensation where it is ready for building into worlds by the action of intelligent fohatic energy.
Dark nebulae are masses of unknown substance sufficient to obscure the light of the stars behind them. These are composed of primordial or dormant matter, or matter at times in a state of atomic dissociation. The kinetic activities of world-building in them that have not yet begun, whereas the light nebulae represent the processes of building.
Theosophy holds that a nebula is the first stage of manifestation on the highest subplanes of the physical cosmic plane of the physical vehicle of a planet or star. Virtually all of the true irresolvable nebulae, however, are composed of matter which is hardly physical at all -- physical matter in its 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th state or condition counting upwards, and hence not the physical matter known and experimented upon in the laboratory.