gravitational redshift


noun Physics, Astronomy.

(in general relativity) the shift toward longer wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source in a gravitational field, especially at the surface of a massive star.

Nearby words

  1. gravitational field,
  2. gravitational interaction,
  3. gravitational lens,
  4. gravitational mass,
  5. gravitational radius,
  6. gravitational ulcer,
  7. gravitational wave,
  8. gravitative,
  9. gravitino,
  10. graviton

Compare redshift.

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