apparent horizon


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apparent horizon

[ə′pa·rənt hə′rīz·ən]
(astronomy)
(relativity)
The boundary of a region in space-time in which the gravitational field is so strong that the cross-sectional area of an outgoing light pulse decreases.

apparent horizon

The visible line of demarcation between land or the sea and the sky.
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