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absolute magnitude

noun Astronomy.
  1. 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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Origin of absolute magnitude

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute magnitude

absolute magnitude

noun
  1. 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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absolute magnitude in Science

absolute magnitude

  1. See under at magnitude.
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