Translation: from spanish

light year

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  • Light year — Light year, Light year Light year (Astron.) 1. The distance over which light can travel in a year s time in a vacuum, 5.88 trillion miles (9.46 trillion kilometers); used as a unit in expressing stellar distances. It is more than 63,000 times as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light-year — Light year, Light year Light year (Astron.) 1. The distance over which light can travel in a year s time in a vacuum, 5.88 trillion miles (9.46 trillion kilometers); used as a unit in expressing stellar distances. It is more than 63,000 times as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light-year — For other uses, see Light year (disambiguation). Image showing the scale of a light year (outer shell) and a light month (inner shell) surrounding the Sun compared to Comet 1910 A1 s orbit (yellow line) and Comet Hyakutake s orbit (orange line).… …   Wikipedia

  • light-year — /luyt year , year /, n. 1. Astron. the distance traversed by light in one mean solar year, about 5.88 trillion mi. (9.46 trillion km): used as a unit in measuring stellar distances. Abbr.: lt yr 2. light years, a. a very great distance, esp. in… …   Universalium

  • light-year — noun An alternative spelling of light year …   Wiktionary

  • light-year — noun Date: 1888 1. a unit of length in astronomy equal to the distance that light travels in one year in a vacuum or about 5.88 trillion miles (9.46 trillion kilometers) 2. an extremely large measure of comparison (as of distance, time, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • light year — noun a) A unit of length (abbreviation ly; equal to just under 10 trillion kilometres (10 metres)) equal to the distance light travels in one year; used to measure extremely large distances. The marathon runner in the lead is light years ahead of …   Wiktionary

  • Light year — …   Википедия

  • Light year (disambiguation) — Light year may refer to: *Light Years, Alternative, Neo Grunge, Experimental rock band from Long Island, NY. * Light year, a unit of length, the distance light travels in a vacuum in one year * Lightyear (band), a ska punk band from the United… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hundred Light-Year Diary — Lumière des événements The Hundred Light Year Diary Auteur Greg Egan Genre Nouvelle Pays d origine  Australie Éditeur Revue Interzone Collection …   Wikipédia en Français

  • year — /year/, n. 1. a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31 (calendar year or civil year). Cf. common year, leap year. 2. a period of approximately the …   Universalium


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