quasi-stellar object


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

Examples of quasi-stellar object in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her last paper explored quasi-stellar objects – giant, bright galaxy centers powered by super massive black holes – the light of which would make a splitting atom seem like a tiny flash in the universe. Erica Huang, Scientific American, 20 July 2023 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 19 Apr. 2024.

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