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light curve

Syllabification: light curve

Definition of light curve in English:

noun

Astronomy
A graph showing the variation in the light received over a period of time from a variable star or other varying celestial object.
Example sentences
  • It can draw multiple light curves in several returns of a periodic comet in one graph.
  • Since light curves are not closely related to our work, a brief discussion on them will be provided.
  • You will notice that the masses have no effect on the light curve for this simple model.

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