crater

  1. a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
  2. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
  3. a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

crater

(slang) to cave in; to fail. After a violent blowout, the force of the fluids escaping from the wellbore sometimes blows a large hole in the ground. In this case, the well is said to have cratered. Equipment craters when it falls.

Crater

[Chinese astronomy] According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Crater is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què). The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 巨爵座 (jù jué zuò), meaning `the ...
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crater

1) A depression formed by the impact of a meteorite. 2) A depression around the orifice of a volcano.
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Crater

Impact craters are the remains of collisions between an asteroid or meteorite and the Earth.
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crater

[n] - a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus 2. [n] - a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
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Crater

English name: The Cup. Genitive name: Crateris. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Crater

A depression in a moon or planet's surface, usually caused by something crashing into it at speed.
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Crater

Pit in the surface of concrete resulting from cracking of the mortar due to expansive forces associated with a particle of unsound aggregate or a contaminating material, such as wood or glass.
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Crater

Cra'ter noun [ Latin crater , cratera , a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Greek krath`r , from keranny`nai to mix; confer Sanskrit çrī to mix, çir to cook, çrā to cook. Confer Grail , in Holy Grail .] ...
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crater

The most depressed, usually central portion of an ulcer. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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crater

noun a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
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crater

(kra´tәr) an excavated area surrounded by an elevated margin, such as is caused by ulceration.
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Crater

• (n.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine. • (n.) The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up. • (n.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.
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crater

(from the article `Cosmos`) The cratering records on the airless (and therefore erosion-free) Moon and Mercury are consistent with a very heavy period of meteoritic impacts ... [6 related articles]
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crater

Type: Term Pronunciation: krā′ter Definitions: 1. The most depressed, usually central portion of an ulcer.
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Crater

Circular depression in the ground surface created by volcanic activity or asteroid impact.
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Crater

(abbr. Crt, gen. Crateris) The Cup; a small, faint southern constellation that lies next to Hydra. Its only star above fourth magnitude is Delta Crt (visual magnitude 3.56, absolute magnitude -0.32, spectral type K0III, distance 195 light-years). Crater. © 2003 Tors...
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crater

A bowl-like depression (the word literally means 'cup' in Latin) on the surface of a planet, moon, or asteroid. Craters range in size from a few centimeters to over 1,000 km across, and are mostly caused by impact (see impact crater and impact basin) or by volcanic activity, though some ar...
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crater

crater, circular, bowl-shaped depression on the earth's surface. (For a discussion of lunar craters, see moon.) Simple craters are bowl-shaped with a raised outer rim. Complex craters have a raised central peak surrounded by a trough and a fractured rim.Many of the largest craters are formed by the ...
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Crater

A crater was a large earthenware vessel used for mixing wines in Greece and Rome. The term also describes the outlet of a volcano or the hole made in the earth by an explosion.
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crater

(depression) Click images to enlargeBowl-shaped depression in the ground, usually round and with steep sides. Craters are formed by explosive events such as the eruption of a volcano or the impact of a meteorite. The Moon has more than 300,000 cr...
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Crater

A steep-sided, usually circular depression formed by either explosion or collapse at a volcanic vent.
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Crater

A steep-sided, usually circular depression formed by either explosion or collapse at a volcanic vent.
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Crater

[constellation] ==Notable features== ===Stars=== Alpha Crateris, traditionally called Alkes, is an orange-hued giant star of magnitude 4.1, 174 light-years from Earth. Its traditional name means `the cup`. Beta Crateris is a blue-white hued star of magnitude 4.5, 266 light-years from Earth. Gamma Crateris is a double star divisible in small...
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