Definition of light curve in English:

light curve


  • A graph showing the variation in the light received over a period of time from a variable star or other varying celestial object.

    • ‘However, we can determine and analyze microlensed light curves in a statistical sense.’
    • ‘Since light curves are not closely related to our work, a brief discussion on them will be provided.’
    • ‘This task computes the average or folded light curve for a single cycle of known period.’
    • ‘It can draw multiple light curves in several returns of a periodic comet in one graph.’
    • ‘You will notice that the masses have no effect on the light curve for this simple model.’