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light curve

noun, Astronomy
a graph showing variations in brightness of celestial objects over time.
Origin of light curve
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for light curve
  • The standard candle and light curve is simply due to circuit parameters of galactic transmission lines, which power all stars.
Contemporary definitions for light curve

a graph showing the variation in the light received over a time period from a variable celestial object, as a star

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