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light curve

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noun Astronomy.
  1. a graph showing variations in brightness of celestial objects over time.
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Origin of light curve

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for light curve

Historical Examples

  • The lower curve is the light-curve of the star during a period of 7.167 days.

    The Popular Science Monthly, October, 1900

    Various

  • These last are all to be determined from the nature of the light-curve.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others

  • Thus we have valuable evidence in confirmation of the correctness of the conclusions drawn from the light-curve.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others