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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meteoric \Me`te*or"ic\, a. [Cf. F. m['e]t['e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3. Flashing; transient and brilliant, like a meteor[3]; as, meteoric fame. "Meteoric politician." --Craik. [1913 Webster] Meteoric iron, Meteoric stone. (Min.) See Meteorite. Meteoric paper, a substance of confervoid origin found floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper; -- so called because formerly supposed to fall from meteors. Meteoric showers, periodical exhibitions of shooting stars, occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of November, more rarely in April and December, and also at some other periods. [1913 Webster]