Definition of Radial velocity

1. Noun. Velocity along the line of sight toward or away from the observer.

Generic synonyms: Speed, Velocity

Definition of Radial velocity

1. Noun. (astronomy) motion of a star toward or away from the earth. ¹

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Literary usage of Radial velocity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Binary Stars by Robert Grant Aitken (1918)
"CHAPTER V radial velocity OF A STAR By JH MOORE The observations treated in the preceding chapters concern only that part of the star's actual motion in ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Astro- phys J 47:104-33, 146-78, 255-82 Mr-My '18 Motions in space of some stars of high radial velocity. WS Adams and AH Joy. Astrophys J 49:179-85 Ap '19 ..."

3. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1868)
"Hence the radial velocity = -=- ; (28) (vt the transversal velocity = r -57 ; (29) dt the radial velocity-increment = — — r(-; ) ; (30) (ill - ..."

4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1919)
"... on the one hand, and radial velocity, the solar motion, and stream motion on the other. Some of the main results may be summarized as follows: 1. ..."

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