Definition of nebular in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a nebula or nebulae.

    ‘a vast nebular cloud’
    • ‘The slow differentiation model for the Earth is now largely abandoned in the light of evidence from planetary exploration, dynamic simulations of nebular formation, and isotopic geochemistry of mantle, meteorite, and lunar samples.’
    • ‘With the 100-inch Isaac Newton Telescope in the Canary Islands, they looked for the patterns and colors of nebular gas in their patch of sky.’
    • ‘In particular, the morphological structures of the evolving dust aggregates and, therefore, their dynamic coupling to the nebular gas motion and their further evolution have hardly been investigated empirically.’
    • ‘For many years there had been a controversy concerning certain spiral nebular objects found in the night sky.’
    • ‘Ghost images from the backs of the canvases pop up like pentimenti or nebular dust.’
    • ‘The outcome for a particular planetary system might be wildly different if the nebular gas is expelled sooner or later than in our system.’
    • ‘Visuals are beautifully drawn with space's star-studded velvet sprinkled with red and blue phospherence, nebular wisps and the occasional comet.’
    • ‘With nebular shocks identified as the culprit, we can finally begin to understand what the chondrules are telling us about the earliest stages of our solar system's evolution.’
    • ‘The new sciences - uniformitarian geology, nebular astronomy, and evolutionary biology - were rooted in a temporal methodology, as was evolutionary social science.’
    • ‘Once its core reached about 10 Earth masses, gravitational attraction captured the surrounding nebular gas and built up the gas giant planet we observe today.’
    • ‘We're just at the edge of the Turnifwumpia pulsar's nebular system, and we ran into an uncharted cosmic ray storm.’
    • ‘Voyaging through the Milky Way, they will stop off at a fantastic nebular region.’