[ kwey-zahy-stel-er, kwey-sahy-, kwah-see-, -zee- ]
/ ˈkweɪ zaɪˈstɛl ər, ˈkweɪ saɪ-, ˈkwɑ si-, -zi- /
quasar. Abbreviation: QSO
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Origin of quasi-stellar object
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby quasi-stellar object
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-stellar object
a member of any of several classes of astronomical bodies, including quasars (strong radio sources) and quasi-stellar galaxies (no traceable radio emission), both of which have exceptionally large red shiftsAbbreviation: QSO
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