Magnetar definition

măgnə-tär
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A neutron star with a very strong magnetic field. Magnetars are the proposed sources of observed gamma ray bursts.
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A neutron star with a very strong magnetic field. Magnetars are the proposed sources of observed gamma ray bursts.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
magnetar
Plural:
magnetars

Origin of magnetar

  • magnet(o)– -ar (as in pulsar) (quasar)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition