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blue shift

n.
A decrease in the wavelength of radiation emitted by an approaching celestial body as a consequence of the Doppler effect.

[From the fact that the shorter wavelengths of light are at the blue end of the visible spectrum.]

blue shift

A decrease in the wavelength of radiation emitted by an approaching celestial body as a result of the Doppler effect. Objects appear bluish because the shorter wavelengths of light are at the blue end of the visible spectrum. Compare red shift.
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