blueshift

or blue shift

[bloo-shift]
noun Astronomy.
  1. a shift toward shorter wavelengths of the spectral lines of a celestial object, caused by the motion of the object toward the observer.

Origin of blueshift

First recorded in 1950–55; blue + shift
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British Dictionary definitions for blueshift

blueshift

noun
  1. a shift in the spectral lines of a stellar spectrum towards the blue end of the visible region relative to the wavelengths of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum: a result of the Doppler effect caused by stars approaching the solar systemCompare redshift
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