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gravita'tional red'shift



Physics, Astron.
(in general relativity) the shift toward longer wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source in a gravitational field, esp. at the surface of a massive star. Cf. redshift.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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