noun Physics, Astronomy.
formerly, gravitational redshift.
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Origin of Einstein shift
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for Einstein shift
astronomy a small displacement towards the red in the spectra, caused by the interaction between the radiation and the gravitational field of a massive body, such as the sun
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