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Definition of the adjective Inspiral

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  1. [astronomy] Describing the paths of a pair of binary stars that are losing energy, and spiralling in towards each other

Definition of the noun Inspiral

What does Inspiral mean as a name of something?


  1. [astronomy] The path of such a body

Definition of the verb Inspiral

What does Inspiral mean as a doing word?


  1. [astronomy] To spiral inward


Inspiral refers to the path of binary stars which are losing energy and approaching each other. Several things can cause the loss of energy including tidal forces, mass transfer, and gravitational radiation. The stars describe the path of a spiral as they approach each other. This sometimes results in a merger of the two stars or the creation of a black hole. The last several revolutions of the stars around each other take only a few seconds in the latter case.

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Google previewLasers, Clocks and Drag-Free Control (2009)

Exploration of Relativistic Gravity in Space by Hansjörg Dittus, Claus Lämmerzahl, Slava G. Turyshev

Binary inspiral is an event ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

The performers—most notably The Farm, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, the Soup Dragons,and StoneRoses (whose eponymous debut, Silvertone #1184; 1989, was called “a contender for album ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

In 1990, the phrase ®cool as fuck ̄ was part of the logo-styling for UK band the Inspiral Carpets. cool bananas! great! excellent! AUSTRALIA, 1987 It is now de rigueur, we discovered in a variety of calls with people yesterday, to end the ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

anterior ramiform coccygeal plexus, which gives rise to anococcygeal nerve Traverses internal acoustic meatus, entering modiolus with spiral ganglia and peripheral processes inspiral lamina Begins at apex of popliteal fossa, follows medial ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology by Norriss S. Hetherington

Astronomers at theLick Observatory also could have searched for Cepheids inspiral ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1754)

Comprehending All the Branches of Useful Knowledge, with Accurate Descriptions as Well of the Various Machines, Instruments, Tools, Figures, and Schemes Necessary for Illustrating Them, as of the Classes, Kinds, Preparations, and Uses of Natural Productions, Whether Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Fossils, Or Fluids; Together with the Kingdoms, Provinces, Cities, Towns, and Other Remarkable Places Throughout the World by Society of Arts (Great Britain). Society of Gentlemen, Thomas Jefferys

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Inspiral Meaning

Video shows what inspiral means. Describing the paths of a pair of binary stars that are losing energy, and spiralling in towards each other. Inspiral Meaning.

Scrabble value of I1N1S1P3I1R1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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