n., pl. -vae (-vē) or -vas.
A star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years.
[New Latin (stēlla) nova, new (star), nova, feminine of Latin novus, new.]
expatriate Show phonetics
noun [C] (INFORMAL expat)
someone who does not live in their own country:
A large community of expatriates has settled there.
an expatriate Scot
verb [T] FORMAL
to use force or law to remove someone from their own country:
The new leaders expatriated the ruling family.