the magnitude of a star as it appears to an observer on the earth.
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Compare absolute magnitude.
Origin of apparent magnitude
First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for apparent magnitude
another name for magnitude (def. 4)
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Science definitions for apparent magnitude
See under magnitude.
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