red giant


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red giant

n.
A low-mass star of great size and luminosity that has a relatively low surface temperature, giving it a reddish or orange hue.

red giant

n
(Celestial Objects) a giant star towards the end of its life, with a relatively low temperature of 2000–4000 K, that emits red light

red′ gi′ant


n.
a star in an intermediate stage of evolution, characterized by a large volume, low surface temperature, and reddish hue.

red giant

A star of great size and brightness that has a relatively low surface temperature, making it appear red. The sun will become a red giant in several billion years. See more at star. See Note at dwarf star.

red giant

A star 10–100 times the Sun’s size.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red giant - a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
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