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stellar

[stel-er] /ˈstɛl ər/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars.
2.
like a star, as in brilliance, shape, etc.
3.
pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, etc.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin stellāris, equivalent to stell(a) star + -ārius -ar1
Related forms
nonstellar, adjective
transstellar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transstellar

stellar

/ˈstɛlə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, involving, or resembling a star or stars
2.
of or relating to star entertainers
3.
(informal) outstanding or immense: companies are registering stellar profits
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin stellāris, from Latin stella star
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Word Origin and History for transstellar

stellar

adj.

1650s, "pertaining to stars, star-like," from Latin stellaris "pertaining to a star, starry," from stella (see star (n.)). Meaning "outstanding, leading" (1883) is from the theatrical sense of star.

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transstellar in Science
stellar
  (stěl'ər)   
Relating to or consisting of stars.
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Slang definitions & phrases for transstellar

steer

noun
  1. (also steerer) A person who steers patrons and victims: He is nothing but a steer for a bust-out joint (entry form 1939+, variant 1873+)
  2. Advice or information; a bit of useful data (1899+)
verb

To take or inveigle someone to a place or person where gamblers or confidence men might victimize him: I been steerin' for Schwiefka all day (1889+ Underworld)

Related Terms

bum steer


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