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eclipsing binary

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A binary star whose components periodically cross the line of sight from Earth, thereby causing alternating eclipses of one another.

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  • noun astronomy A class of extrinsic variable stars where changes in brightness are caused by stars eclipsing each other.

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