quasi-stellar object

noun
qua·​si-stel·​lar object | \ ˌkwā-ˌzī-ˈste-lər- How to pronounce quasi-stellar object (audio) , -ˌsī-, ˌkwä-zē-, -sē- \

Definition of quasi-stellar object

: quasar

Examples of quasi-stellar object in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quasars, or quasi-stellar objects, are massive objects that throw off enormous energy. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of quasi-stellar object

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Quasi-stellar object.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasi-stellar%20object. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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