radio source


noun Astronomy.

a cosmic object or phenomenon, as a galaxy, pulsar, quasar, or the remnant of a supernova or of a galactic collision, that emits radio waves.

Nearby words

  1. radio knife,
  2. radio microphone,
  3. radio range beacon,
  4. radio receiver,
  5. radio shack,
  6. radio spectrum,
  7. radio star,
  8. radio station,
  9. radio taxi,
  10. radio telescope

Origin of radio source

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for radio source

radio source

noun

a celestial object, such as a supernova remnant or quasar, that is a source of radio waves
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