seyfert galaxy

Seyfert galaxy
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahy-fert, see-]
    • /ˈsaɪ fərt, ˈsi-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahy-fert, see-]
    • /ˈsaɪ fərt, ˈsi-/

Definitions of seyfert galaxy words

  • noun seyfert galaxy one of a group of spiral galaxies with compact, bright nuclei having characteristically broad emission lines suggestive of very hot gases in violent motion at the center. 1
  • noun seyfert galaxy any of a class of spiral galaxies having a very bright nucleus, possibly corresponding to an active period in the lives of all spiral galaxies 0
  • noun seyfert galaxy any of a number of spiral galaxies with a small, intensely bright nucleus and a spectrum with strong, broad spectral lines 0

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Origin of seyfert galaxy

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
1965-70; named after Carl K. Seyfert (1911-60), American astronomer, who first described them

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seyfert galaxy popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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