the magnitude of a star as it would appear to a hypothetical observer at a distance of 10 parsecs or 32.6 light-years.
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Compare apparent magnitude.
Origin of absolute magnitude
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby absolute magnitude
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute magnitude
the apparent magnitude a given star would have if it were situated at a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light years) from the earth
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Scientific definitions for absolute magnitude
See under at magnitude.
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