apparent magnitude


noun Astronomy.

the magnitude of a star as it appears to an observer on the earth.

Nearby words

  1. apparatus criticus,
  2. apparel,
  3. apparent,
  4. apparent candlepower,
  5. apparent horizon,
  6. apparent movement,
  7. apparent solar day,
  8. apparent temperature,
  9. apparent time,
  10. apparent wind


Origin of apparent magnitude

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for apparent magnitude

apparent magnitude

noun

another name for magnitude (def. 4)
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Science definitions for apparent magnitude

apparent magnitude

See under magnitude.
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