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red shiftor red·shift (rĕd′shĭft′)
An increase in the wavelength of radiation emitted by a receding celestial object as a consequence of the Doppler effect.
[From the fact that the longer wavelengths of light are at the red end of the visible spectrum.]
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An effect by which the faster an object moves away from Earth the redder its light spectrum becomes.
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|Noun||1.||red shift - (astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding|
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
propagation - the movement of a wave through a medium
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red shiftn (Phys) → spostamento verso il rosso
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