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white dwarf

noun

Simple Definition of white dwarf

  • astronomy : a star that is at the end of its life and is very hot, small, and dense

Full Definition of white dwarf

plural white dwarfs

  1. :  a small hot whitish star of low intrinsic brightness usually with a mass approximately equal to that of the sun but with a density many times larger

1924

First Known Use of white dwarf

1924


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