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Meaning of "vomit comet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VOMIT COMET

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VOMIT COMET

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vomit comet 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 VOMIT COMET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Reduced gravity aircraft

A reduced gravity aircraft is a type of fixed-wing aircraft that provides brief near-weightless environments for training astronauts, conducting research and making gravity-free movie shots. Versions of such airplanes, officially nicknamed Weightless Wonders, have been operated by the NASA Reduced Gravity Research Program. The unofficial nickname "vomit comet" became popular among those who experienced their operation.

Definition of vomit comet in the English dictionary

The definition of vomit comet in the dictionary is an aircraft that dives suddenly in altitude, simulating freefall, in order to allow astronauts to experience the nausea that can affect people in a gravity-free environment.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VOMIT COMET

volve
volvox
volvulus
vom
vomer
vomerine
vomeronasal
vomica
vomit
vomiter
vomiting
vomitive
vomito
vomitoria
vomitories
vomitorium
vomitory
vomitous
vomiturition
vomitus

WORDS THAT END LIKE VOMIT COMET

Ansermet
calumet
comet
crash helmet
cycle helmet
emmet
fumet
gourmet
grommet
guillemet
Halley´s Comet
helmet
kismet
Mahomet
Mamet
met
pelmet
plummet
ramet
unmet

Synonyms and antonyms of vomit comet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vomit comet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VOMIT COMET

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

Translator English - Chinese

呕吐彗星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cometa del vómito
570 millions of speakers

English

vomit comet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उल्टी धूमकेतु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القيء المذنب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рвота комета
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vomit Comet
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উট কমেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vomi comète
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Muntah komet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erbrochenes Kometen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嘔吐彗星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구토 혜성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Muntah komet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nôn sao chổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாந்தி வால்மீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उमदा धूमकेतू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kustu kuyruklu yıldız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vomito cometa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wymiociny kometa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

блювота комета
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

voma cometă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εμετό κομήτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitbraaksel komeet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kräkas komet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spy kometen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vomit comet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VOMIT COMET»

The term «vomit comet» is normally little used and occupies the 137.855 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VOMIT COMET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «vomit comet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «vomit comet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VOMIT COMET»

Discover the use of vomit comet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vomit comet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other ...
The only way you can feel weightless for more than a couple ofrollercoaster seconds is by getting far enough away from Earth or riding the Vomit Comet. The Vomit Comet is how NASA trains astronauts and rich people thrill important clients.
Penn Jillette, 2012
2
Nasa Vehicles: Vomit Comet
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, 2010
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Vomit Comet: Fixed-Wing Aircraft, NASA, Weightlessness, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
4
Language Toolkit for New Zealand 2
by Karl Kruszelnicki (2009) Reading tools Read the extracts 'Vomit Comet' and ' There ain't. Vomit. Comet. The 'Vomit Comet' was the name given to the aeroplanes operated by the NASA Reduced Gravity Research Foundation. By flying in a ...
Andrea Hayes, 2011
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Language Toolkit 2
Science. by Karl Kruszelnicki (2009) Reading tools Read the extracts 'Vomit Comet' and 'There ain't. The 'Vomit Comet' was the name given to the aeroplanes operated by the NASA Reduced Gravity Research Foundation. By flying in a series ...
Andrea Hayes, 2010
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Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler
The NASA astronaut training aircraft is officially known as a KC-135 Reduced Gravity Aircraft, but is better known by its unofficial name, the “Vomit Comet.” The scenes requiring weightless conditions in the movie Apollo 13 were filmed inside  ...
Duane S. Nickell
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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Science: Grade 4
That is how the plane got the nickname “Vomit Comet .” The plane is best known as the “Vomit Comet,” but it has other nicknames . Some of the nicknames are “ Weightless Wonder,” “K-Bird,” and “G- Bird .” The Vomit Comet After reading the ...
Ruth Foster, 2006
8
Puppalicious and Beyond: Life Outside the Center of the Universe
Actually, I'm being generous and disingenuous in calling it the ferry, because it never went by any other name at our house than the Vomit Comet. And indeed, vomit I did. Vomit, vomit, and more vomit. Tiny Susanne ended up asleep alone ...
Pamela Fagan Hutchins, 2014
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Wildlife Photographer
Do you have what it takes to be a top test pilot? One way to find out is to take a ride on the “vomit comet.” Riding this plane is a little like riding a roller coaster, only much tougher. When the plane makes a Foreign Schools and Students Some ...
William David Thomas, 2008
10
Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut
... allowing us to float around the padded cabin. We practiced different maneuvers in the Vomit Comet wearing our space suits, and sometimes we'd take along lunar equipment, like the modularized equipment transporter (MET), getting there 59.
Edgar Mitchell, Ellen Mahoney, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VOMIT COMET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vomit comet is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Is What It Was Like To Feel Zero G Aboard NASA's 'Vomit Comet'
Mercury astronauts Gus Grisson and Gordo Cooper aboard a C-131 Samaritan during the first version of NASA's “reduced gravity” program. (Photo: NASA). «We Are The Mighty, Mar 15»
2
Are Astronauts Really Weightless?
It's called the KC 135, it flies in the emperor of barfolpolis-inducing parabolas, and has the nickname “The Vomit Comet”. At the top of each parabola, the ... «Universe Today, Feb 15»
3
Christmas ride on the vomit comet
Dear Amy: My family drove six hours to visit family members over Christmas. Upon arrival, we were informed that one of their children had been ill with the ... «Toronto Sun, Jan 15»
4
'Vomit comet' study could lead to better space suit design
During each cycle on the so-called vomit comet, volunteers had 20 to 30 seconds to test out varying walk and run speeds on a treadmill (similar to what's ... «Science Now, Sep 14»
5
S3 to launch ZeroG experience in 2015 to rival Branson's Virgin …
... through a much tougher version of the same flights as part of their training, pushing trainees to the brink of sickness in what is described as the 'vomit comet.'. «Daily Mail, May 14»
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Space tourists on Zero-G's 'vomit comet': incredible flight to …
... of the same flights as part of their training, deliberately pushing participants to the stage of nausea in what has been colourfully nicknamed the “vomit comet”. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 14»
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NASA's Vomit Comet Trains Astronauts in the Ways of Weightlessness
With limited lab space aboard the ISS and skyrocketing launch costs, only the very best extra-terrestrial experiments make it into orbit. To put prospective ... «Gizmodo, Mar 14»
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Rocket Man: Taking a Zero-G Flight in a 727
... heard real astronauts who train on a similar plane refer to it as the Vomit Comet, so I've already decided to self-medicate, taking a double dose of Dramamine. «Men's Journal, Mar 14»
9
Stanford scientists brave the 'vomit comet' to improve astronauts …
When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are ... «Stanford University News, Mar 14»
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BTS: Sports Illustrated Photographs Bikini Clad Kate Upton in Zero …
... this photo shoot required that Upton, photographer James Macari, all of his assistants and a slew of Cape Canaveral staff hop on board the Vomit Comet and ... «PetaPixel, Feb 14»

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