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x-ray star

x-ray star
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks-rey stahr]
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks-rey stahr]

Definitions of x-ray star words

  • noun x-ray star a star, usually a binary star, that is a strong emitter of x-rays, as Cygnus X-1. 1
  • noun x-ray star a star that emits most of its radiation in the form of x-rays 0
  • noun x-ray star a star or starlike celestial object, esp. a nova or pulsar, that is a source of X-rays 0

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Origin of x-ray star

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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Parts of speech for X-ray star

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

x-ray star popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% 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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