noun pul·sar \ˈpəl-ˌsär\

: a type of star that gives off a rapidly repeating series of radio waves

Full Definition of PULSAR

:  a celestial source of pulsating electromagnetic radiation (as radio waves) characterized by a short relatively constant interval (as .033 second) between pulses that is held to be a rotating neutron star

Origin of PULSAR

pulse + -ar (as in quasar)
First Known Use: 1968


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