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Doppler shift

Syllabification: Dop·pler shift

Definition of Doppler shift in English:

noun

Physics
A change in frequency due to the Doppler effect.
Example sentences
  • This is simply the relativistic Doppler shift for light.
  • This causes a periodic Doppler shift of the spectrum of one or both members of the pair.
  • The Doppler shift happens with light as well as with sound.

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