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eclipsing binary

eclipsing variable

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noun
a binary star whose orbital plane lies in or near the line of sight so that one component is regularly eclipsed by its companionSee also variable star
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Scientific definitions for eclipsing binary

eclipsing binary
[ ĭ-klĭpsĭng ]

See under binary star.
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