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Definition of "supergiant" []

  • Any of various very large bright stars, such as Betelgeuse or Rigel, having a luminosity that is thousands of times greater than that of the sun. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "supergiant" in a sentence
  • "Scientists say the term "supergiant" was coined by US researchers when they found some large amphipods in the early 1980s."
  • "Betelgeuse is classified as a supergiant star, and its diameter is approximately 1,000 times that of the sun."
  • "The Lula field will be Brazil's first "supergiant" oil field, with a recoverable volume above five billion BOE, Mr. Barbassa said."
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