Main-sequence star



noun

any star lying on a diagonal band that extends from hot stars of high luminosity to cool stars of low luminosity; any stars in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram from the upper left to the lower right of the diagram; also written main sequence star
Examples

Most stars in the Sun’s neighborhood are main sequence stars.

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