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spec'tral type'



Astron.
a category for classifying a star, as A star or G star, according to features of its spectrum, as its shape as a function of temperature and wavelength and its absorption spectrum, that indicate the surface temperature of the star and the presence of particular atoms or molecules in its outer layers: principal types are spectral types O, B, A, F, G, K, and M. Also called spec'tral class'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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