English version

white dwarf

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
white dwarfˌwhite ˈdwarf noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 HAa hot star, near the end of its life, that is more solid but less bright than the Sunred giant
Examples from the Corpus
white dwarfOne such state is called a white dwarf.A white dwarf is supported by the exclusion principle repulsion between the electrons in its matter.We observe a large number of these white dwarf stars.That is about the size of a typical white dwarf, the remnant left behind after the death of a normal star.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.