Definition of "nebular" [neb•u•lar]

  • Of or pertaining to a nebula (adjective)

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Use "nebular" in a sentence
  • "Such is, in fact, the doctrine of the origin of our system which has been advanced in that celebrated speculation known as the nebular theory of Laplace."
  • "Along with the growth of observational astronomy which has taken place since the discoveries of Galileo, there has been developed a view concerning the physical history of the stellar world, known as the nebular hypothesis, which, though not yet fully proved, is believed by most astronomers and physicists to give us a tolerably correct notion as to the way in which the heavenly spheres were formed from an earlier condition of matter."
  • "He gave us the fundamental idea of what is called the nebular hypothesis."