Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a nebula.

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Usage examples "nebular":

  1. Or the nebular hypothesis of the solar system,- it seems the conception of some inspired madman, like William Blake, rather than the cool conclusion of reason, and to carry its own justification, as great power always does. - "Birds and Poets", John Burroughs.
  2. As Cosmo had remarked, Pludder had a good brain and great scientific acuteness, and, although he did not believe in the nebular theory of a flood, and was obstinately opposed to everything that was not altogether regular and according to recognized authority in science, yet he could not shut his eyes to the fact that something was going wrong in the machinery of the heavens. - "The Second Deluge", Garrett P. Serviss.
  3. On the lines of the generally received nebular hypothesis this can easily be imagined, in broad outline. - "The Story of Evolution", Joseph McCabe.