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A law stating that the red shifts in the spectra of distant galaxies (and hence their speeds of recession) are proportional to their distance.
- ‘Doesn't that contradict Hubble's law, which states that distance is correlated with age?’
- ‘One is the red shift of light coming from remote galaxies which is usually attributed to Doppler's effect and obeys Hubble's law.’
- ‘Next he talked a bit about Hubble's law; that the velocity at which a galaxy is moving is proportional to its distance away from us.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.