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Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being as another result of these adventurous British expeditions to North America in the reign of James I.
Harry Johnston

Meaning of "nova" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOVA

New Latin nova ( stella) new (star), from Latin novus new.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NOVA

nova  [ˈnəʊvə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOVA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nova is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NOVA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nova

A nova is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion in a white dwarf, which causes a sudden brightening of the star. Novae are not to be confused with other brightening phenomena such as supernovae or luminous red novae. A nova is caused by the accretion of hydrogen onto the surface of the star, which ignites and starts nuclear fusion in a runaway manner. Novae are thought to occur on the surface of a white dwarf in a binary system. If the two stars are close enough, material can be pulled from the companion star's surface onto the white dwarf.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOVA


ANOVA
ˈænəʊvə
Casanova
ˌkæsəˈnəʊvə
clover
ˈkləʊvə
crossover
ˈkrɒsˌəʊvə
Dover
ˈdəʊvə
hangover
ˈhæŋˌəʊvə
Hanover
ˈhænəʊvə
hypernova
ˈhaɪpəˌnəʊvə
leftover
ˈlɛftˌəʊvə
makeover
ˈmeɪkəʊvə
Moldova
mɒlˈdəʊvə
moreover
mɔːˈrəʊvə
ova
ˈəʊvə
over
ˈəʊvə
pullover
ˈpʊlˌəʊvə
rollover
ˈrəʊləʊvə
rover
ˈrəʊvə
supernova
ˌsuːpəˈnəʊvə
takeover
ˈteɪkˌəʊvə
turnover
ˈtɜːnəʊvə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOVA

novaculite
novae
Novaesium
novalia
novalike
Novalis
Novara
novated lease
novation
Novaya Zemlya
novel
noveldom
novelese
novelette
novelettish

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOVA

Akhmatova
ars nova
Beriosova
bossa nova
Canova
Cordova
Craiova
Genova
Kosova
Mantova
Markova
Navratilova
Padova
pavlova
Tereshkova
Ulanova
zelkova

Synonyms and antonyms of nova in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nova» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOVA

Find out the translation of nova to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nova from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nova» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

新星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nova
570 millions of speakers

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nova
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नोवा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نوفا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нова
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nova
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নোভা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nova
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nova
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nova
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

新星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노바
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nova
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tân tinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நோவா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नवीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nova
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nova
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nova
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Нова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nova
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

nova
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Nova
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

nova
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nova
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nova

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVA»

The term «nova» is very widely used and occupies the 2.411 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nova

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2 QUOTES WITH «NOVA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nova.
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Juan Campodonico
I started buying records in the '80s. I listened to everything new wave, disco, funk synth-pop, rock, but in my house we were listening to bossa nova, tango, and folk.
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Harry Johnston
Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being as another result of these adventurous British expeditions to North America in the reign of James I.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOVA»

Discover the use of nova in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nova and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced ...
Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world.
Ruy Castro, 2012
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The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular ...
"Revised and updated edition of the 1991 publication (see item #bi 98010688#).
Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha, 1998
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Super Chevy's Nova Handbook: Restoration and Performance for ...
A comprehensive how-to book compiled by the editors of Super Chevy Magazine. Subjects include: how-to articles on every facet of modifying and restoring Chevy Novas built between 1963 and 1967.
Super Chevy Magazine, 2000
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Nova Express
The third book of Burroughs's linguistically prophetic 'cut-up' trilogy - following The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded - Nova Express is a hilarious and Swiftian parody of bureaucracy and the frailty of the human animal.
William S Burroughs, 2012
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Brazilian Rhythms for Guitar: Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, ...
The first section of this book covers the fundamental rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of samba, bossa nova, and choro styles followed by practical applications on the guitar.
Carlos Arana, 2004
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NoVA: A Novel
A portrait of a town emerges that renders Grayson's suicide both devastating and inevitable. NoVA is a unique and fascinating depiction of the American suburb.
James Boice, 2009
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Terra Nova: A Play
Described in the New York Times as a Looney Tunes version of the apocalypse, this wildly comic farce about the end of the world, was first presented with great success by Playwrights Horizons. ...at a time when our preoccupation with ...
Ted Tally, 1982
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Chevy II Nova: The Ultimate Guide To Chevy's Gas-Sipping Sizzler
With this book you get unmatched Chevy coverage!
Doug Marion, 2008
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The Composition of Kepler's Astronomia Nova
This is one of the most important studies in decades on Johannes Kepler, among the towering figures in the history of astronomy.
James Robert Voelkel, 2001
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Selections from Kepler's Astronomia nova:
Thus a good part of the book is given over to a nontechnical discussion of how planets can be made to move through space by physical forces. This is the theme of the readings in the present module.
Johannes Kepler, William H. Donahue, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOVA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nova is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nova Nationals advance to national championship game
The FC Nova Nationals earned a 2-1 win over Nebraska's Gretna Prima on Thursday in Tulsa, Okla. Nova Nationals' Sophia Kallas, left with ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
2
Nova Pilbeam, an Early but Brief Star for Hitchcock, Dies at 95
Nova Pilbeam, an English actress who was best known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
What Happened to the Terra Nova Expedition?
His expedition to Antarctica, the Terra Nova, was doomed from the start. Attempting to be the first man to stand on the south pole, Scott led ... «Clapway, Jul 15»
4
Swimming: NOVA dominates atlong course event
The James River Aquatic Club is having its annual swimming championship Thursday and Friday at NOVA in Henrico County with more than ... «Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jul 15»
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Nova Labs: Two years and counting
On Saturday, the Ames record label Nova Labs will celebrate their second anniversary with a party at DG's Tap House at which they'll release ... «Ames Tribune, Jul 15»
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Engel & Völkers to open first Virginia shops in NOVA
Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of its first Virginia shops in Tysons and ... «Fairfaxtimes.com, Jul 15»
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Exploring Nova-111's Real Time Turn-Based Action
Just such an incident is tearing the world of Nova-111 asunder, as you have to rescue the titular 111 scientists and try to avert catastrophe. «TheSixthAxis, Jul 15»
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Nova 100 Breakfast co-host Meshel Laurie winning hearts from …
In January, Laurie, 42, and her Nova radio co-host Tommy Little broadcast their breakfast show live from her place so she could see her ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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Meet the app that fans are calling 'the best thing that ever happened …
We've written about the Nova Launcher Android app before but this in-depth review from Android Central made us want to plug it all over again. «BGR, Jul 15»
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Women in Politics: College Edition – Nova Southeastern University
Heidi Richards has been nominated to represent Nova Southeastern University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nova [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nova>. Jul 2020 ».
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