• synonyms

early-type star


astronomy any massive hot star of spectral type O, B, or ACompare: late-type star


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Nearby words

early to bed, early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise), early warning, early warning system, early wood, early, jubal anderson, early-type star, early-warning system, earmark, earmuff, earmuffs, earn

Word Origin for early-type star

C20: from the mistaken belief that hot and old stars evolved into cool young stars
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