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su·per·gi·ant

 (so͞o′pər-jī′ənt)
n.
Any of various very massive, large, and bright stars, such as Betelgeuse or Rigel, having a luminosity that is thousands of times greater than that of the sun. When a supergiant collapses into a supernova, it may result in either a neutron star or a black hole.

supergiant

(ˈsuːpəˌdʒaɪənt)
n
(Astronomy) any of a class of extremely large and luminous stars, such as Betelgeuse, which have expanded to a large diameter and are eventually likely to explode as supernovae. Compare giant star, white dwarf

su•per•gi•ant

(ˈsu pərˌdʒaɪ ənt)

n.
a very bright, very large star, hundreds of times larger than the sun.
[1925–30]

su·per·gi·ant

(so͞o′pər-jī′ənt)
A star that is larger, brighter, and more massive than a giant star. Supergiants, such as Betelgeuse or Rigel, are thousands of times brighter than the sun. See more at star.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supergiant - an extremely bright star of very large diameter and low density
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
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