eclipsing variable


nounAstronomy.
  1. a variable star whose changes in brightness are caused by periodic eclipses of two stars in a binary system.

Origin of eclipsing variable

1
First recorded in 1920–25; eclipse + -ing2
  • Also called eclipsing binary.

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