einstein shift

einstein shift
noun or einstein effect
Usage: usually capitalized 1st E
Etymology: after Albert Einstein
: a slight displacement of the lines in the spectra of very dense stars from their normal wavelength positions toward the red — compare red shift

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Physics, Astron.
formerly, gravitational redshift.
[1930-35]

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Einstein shift,
a slight shift in the light spectrum of stars toward the red.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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