Definitions for NOVAˈnoʊ və
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
no•va*ˈnoʊ və(n.)(pl.)-vas, -vae
a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity.
Origin of nova:
1875–80; < NL (stella) nova new (star)
a smoke-cured salmon.
a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process
any sudden brightening of a previously inconspicuous star
Smoked Nova Scotia salmon.
Plural form of novum.
Nova is a United States popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston. It is broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries. The series has won many major television awards. Nova often includes interviews with scientists doing research in the subject areas covered and occasionally includes footage of a particular discovery. Some episodes have focused on the history of science. Examples of topics covered include the following: Colditz Castle, Drake equation, elementary particles, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Fermat's Last Theorem, global warming, moissanite, Project Jennifer, storm chasing, Unterseeboot 869, Vinland, and the Tarim mummies. The Nova programs have been praised for their good pacing, clear writing, and crisp editing. Websites accompany the segments and have also won awards.
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