primary minimum

noun

Definition of primary minimum

: a depression in the light curve of an eclipsing variable that occurs when the brighter in surface brightness of the two stars is eclipsed by the fainter one

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“Primary minimum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primary%20minimum. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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