or cepheid variable
a variable star in which changes in brightness are due to alternate contractions and expansions in volume.
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British Dictionary definitions for Cepheid variable
/ (ˈsiːfɪɪd) /
astronomy any of a class of variable stars with regular cycles of variations in luminosity (most ranging from three to fifty days). There is a relationship between the periods of variation and the absolute magnitudes, which is used for measuring the distance of such stars
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