Einstein shift

noun
variants: or Einstein effect

Definition of Einstein shift

: a slight displacement of the lines in the spectra of very dense stars from their normal wavelength positions toward the red — compare red shift

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after Albert Einstein

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“Einstein shift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Einstein%20shift. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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