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w-r star

W-R star
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woo lf-rahy-ey; French vawlf-ra-ye]
    • /ˈwʊlf raɪˈeɪ; French vɔlf raˈyɛ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woo lf-rahy-ey; French vawlf-ra-ye]
    • /ˈwʊlf raɪˈeɪ; French vɔlf raˈyɛ/

Definition of w-r star words

  • noun w-r star a very hot (35,000–100,000 K) and luminous star in the early stages of evolution, with broad emission lines in its spectrum. 1

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Origin of w-r star

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
1885-90; after French astronomers Charles J. E. Wolf (1827-1918) and Georges Rayet (1839-1906)

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Parts of speech for W-r star

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

w-r star popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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