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quasi-stellar object

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

quasi- +‎ stellar +‎ object, from its appearance as a point-like object similar to a star, but with a spectrum unlike that found in a star

NounEdit

quasi-stellar object (plural quasi-stellar objects)

  1. (astronomy) a quasar
  2. (dated) a radio-quiet quasar

Derived termsEdit

  • QSO (abbreviation)