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starquake

[stahr-kweyk] /ˈstɑrˌkweɪk/
noun, Astronomy
1.
a rapid change in the mass distribution or shape of a pulsar, resulting in a fluctuation of the pulsar's pulse rate or radiation intensity.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; star + (earth)quake
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