Kelvin time scale

Kelvin time scale

[′kel·vən ′tīm ‚skāl]
(astrophysics)
The time that would be required for a star to contract gravitationally from infinity to its present radius solely through radiation of thermal energy. Also known as thermal time scale.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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