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Related to cosmological redshift: Gravitational redshift
cosmological redshiftThe redshift resulting from the expansion of the Universe rather than from gravitational effects of intervening matter (see gravitational redshift) or from the motion of an intragalactic object away from the Solar System. See also cosmic scale factor.
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cosmological redshift[¦käz·mə¦läj·ə·kəl ′red‚shift]
The red shift that can be ascribed entirely to the general expansion of space-time initiated by the big bang.
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