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Astronomical UsagePlay
Used often in astronomy to discuss objects and phenomena related to the sun. SlideSolar flares can disrupt satellite communications.
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Not Always HotPlay
While 'solar' relates to the sun, it doesn't mean something is hot or warm. SlideA solar eclipse can actually make the surroundings cooler.
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Figurative ExpressionPlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to describe someone central and important in a group. SlideHe was the solar figure in their circle of friends.