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  • n. A change in the wavelength of light, in which the wavelength is longer than when it was emitted at the source.
  • n. The statistical bias towards Republican (or Blue Dog) candidates of US federal elections whose reported results vary considerably from those indicated by voter exit polls.

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  • n. (astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding

Etymologies

red +‎ shift (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Conversely, to achieve a certain redshift in such a universe, the light has to travel a greater distance than it would in a uniformly expanding universe, in which case the supernova has to be farther away and therefore appear dimmer.

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  • The stretching makes visible light look redder, which is known as the redshift.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • Edwin Hubble observed and measured the departure of galaxies using a technique known as the redshift in physics.

    Santhosh Mathew, PhD: The Mirror on the Universe Is 21 Years Old Now

  • Whether this would explain all of the redshift is another matter, but it would seem to explain redshift as having other possible causes then only recession.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • The advantages of this new method is that it goes to high redshift, that is, it looks at the expansion history of the Universe from 1. 7-6.3 in redshift.

    Evolving dark energy?

  • It has a so-called redshift of 6.29, which translates to a distance of about 13 billion light-years from Earth.

    Cosmic Violence

  • Astronomers measure the distance to objects in space by measuring how much their light is stretched toward the red end of the light spectrum, a factor known as "redshift."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Astronomers measuring the age of starlight look for something called redshift: the farther that light travels, the longer and "redder" become its wavelength.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The spectrograph also allowed scientists to pin down the galaxy's so-called redshift, a measure of how fast the galaxy and Earth were moving away from each other due to the expansion of the universe.

    latimes.com - News

  • The speeds are known as redshift velocities, for their effect on a galaxy's spectrum.

    NYT > Home Page

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