What does Nebula mean?

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ˈnɛb yə lə; -ˌli, -ˌlaɪNe·bu·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nebula(noun)

    a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer

  2. nebula(noun)

    cloudiness of the urine

  3. nebula(noun)

    an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space

  4. nebula(noun)

    (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

GCIDE

  1. Nebula(n.)

    (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. The term was originally applied to any diffuse luminous region. Now, technically, it is applied to interstellar clouds of dust and gases (diffuse nebula). However distant galaxies and very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope, such as the spiral nebula in Andromeda, known now to be a distant galaxy.

  2. Origin: [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. nefe`lh, ne`fos, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. Nebule.]

Wiktionary

  1. nebula(Noun)

    A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust (e.g. a cloud formed after a star explodes).

  2. nebula(Noun)

    A white spot or slight opacity of the cornea.

  3. nebula(Noun)

    A cloudy appearance in the urine

  4. Origin: From nebula. Akin to Greek νεφέλη, "cloud", German Nebel, "mist", "nebula", Old Norse nifl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nebula(noun)

    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

  2. Nebula(noun)

    a white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea

  3. Nebula(noun)

    a cloudy appearance in the urine

  4. Origin: [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. nefe`lh, ne`fos, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. Nebule.]

Freebase

  1. Nebula

    A nebula 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 before the true nature of galaxies was confirmed in the early 20th century by Vesto Slipher, Edwin Hubble, et. al. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nebula

    neb′ū-la, n. a little cloud: a faint, misty appearance in the heavens produced either by a group of stars too distant to be seen singly, or by diffused gaseous matter:—pl. Neb′ulæ.—adjs. Neb′ular, pertaining to nebulæ: like nebulæ; Nebulé (neb-ū-lā′), curved in and out (her.); Neb′ulose, Neb′ulous, misty, hazy, vague: relating to, or having the appearance of, a nebula.—ns. Nebulos′ity, Neb′ulousness.—Nebular hypothesis, the theory of Laplace and Sir W. Herschel that nebulæ form the earliest stage in the formation of stars and planets. [L.; Gr. nephelē, cloud, mist.]

CrunchBase

  1. Nebula

    Nebula is dedicated to enabling all businesses to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. The proliferation of data in today’s world is fueling an “information revolution” across all industries. Nebula’s goal is to ignite a new era of global innovation by democratizing web scale computing, and making it accessible to every business in the world.Built on Openstack, the Nebula Enterprise Cloud Appliance enables any business to build and manage the massive computing horsepower normally reserved for the corporate elite from hundreds or thousands of inexpensive servers.Nebula was founded in April 2011 by Chris C. Kemp, Steve O’Hara and Devin Carlen, and named after a project that Kemp started at NASA Ames Research Center. The company is privately held and venture-funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. Other investors include Google’s first investors, Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton and Ram Shriram.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. nebula

    An old term for a cluster of stars looking like a cloudy spot till separated by telescopic power; but the term is also now correctly applied to masses of nebulous matter only.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nebula in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nebula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Nebula in a Sentence

  1. Michael Werner:

    I think we chose the Tarantula Nebula as one of our first targets because we knew it would demonstrate the breadth of Spitzers capabilities, that region has a lot of interesting dust structures and a lot of star formation happening, and those are both areas where infrared observatories can see a lot of things that you cant see in other wavelengths.

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