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Precovery

Definition of the noun Precovery

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  1. [astronomy] The use of previously gathered data (especially photographic images) to recover a recently discovered object (typically a small solar system body).
  2. [slang] The act of resting before a long night, weekend or season of binge drinking.

Explanation

Precovery: In astronomy, precovery is the process of finding the image of an object in old archived images or photographic plates for the purpose of calculating a more accurate orbit. This happens most often with minor planets, but sometimes a comet, a dwarf planet, a natural satellite, or a star is found in old archived images; even exoplanet precovery observations have been obtained.

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Scrabble value of P3R1E1C3O1V4E1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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