quasi-stellar object

noun

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

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Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quasi-stellar object was in 1964

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“Quasi-stellar object.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasi-stellar%20object. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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