secondary minimum

noun

Definition of secondary minimum

: a sometimes very slight depression in the light curve of an eclipsing variable that occurs when the fainter of the two stars is eclipsed by the brighter — compare primary minimum

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“Secondary minimum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20minimum. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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