main sequence


main sequence

noun

Definition of MAIN SEQUENCE

:  the group of stars that on a graph of spectrum versus luminosity forms a band comprising 90 percent of stellar types and that includes stars representative of the stages a normal star passes through during the majority of its lifetime

First Known Use of MAIN SEQUENCE

1925

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: main shaft
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mainsail
All Words Near: main sequence

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up main sequence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More