Definition of Red shift

1. Noun. (astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding.

Exact synonyms: Redshift
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Propagation

Definition of Red shift

1. Noun. (astronomy) Light spectra shifted towards red, as by elongation of light waves from a source moving away from the detector. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Shift

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red shift (current term)
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Literary usage of Red shift

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"(The wavelength can be shifted to either the red or blue end of the spectrum, but for historical reasons this effect is called gravitational red shift. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"... yellow, yellow-green, green, and blue-green shift toward yellow; those from blue, violet, purple, and red shift toward red; (2) the after-images of red, ..."

3. State of the Art in Probability and Statistics: Festschrift for Willem R by Mathisca de Gunst, Chris Klaassen, A. W. van der Vaart (2001)
"The red shift data that is collected for these problems suffers from heavy truncation problems. For example, Figure 1 from Efron, Petrosian (1998) shows a ..."

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