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

  • noun The directly visible outer layer or atmosphere of a star, especially of the sun.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An envelop of light; specifically, the luminous envelop, supposed to consist of incandescent matter, surrounding the sun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sphere of light; esp., the luminous envelope of the sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun astronomy A visible surface layer of a star, and especially that of a sun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)

Etymologies

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photo- + -sphere

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