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blueshift

[bloo-shift] /ˈbluˌʃɪft/
noun, Astronomy
1.
a shift toward shorter wavelengths of the spectral lines of a celestial object, caused by the motion of the object toward the observer.
Also, blue shift.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; blue + shift
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British Dictionary definitions for blue shift

blueshift

/ˈbluːˌʃɪft/
noun
1.
a shift in the spectral lines of a stellar spectrum towards the blue end of the visible region relative to the wavelengths of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum: a result of the Doppler effect caused by stars approaching the solar system Compare redshift
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Contemporary definitions for blue shift
noun

an increase in frequency of electromagnetic radiation

noun

a decrease in or compression of the wavelength (into the blue part of the spectrum) of the light that is emitted from an object that is coming closer

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blue shift in Science
blue shift  
See under Doppler effect.
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