period-luminosity relation

[ peer-ee-uh d-loo-muh-nos-i-tee ]
/ ˈpɪər i ədˌlu məˈnɒs ɪ ti /

noun Astronomy.

the relationship between the period of light variation and of the absolute magnitude of Cepheid variable stars.

Origin of period-luminosity relation

First recorded in 1945–50
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