quasar etymology

English word quasar comes from English radio, and later English radio source ((astronomy) Any astronomical object that emits radio waves.)

Detailed word origin of quasar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
radio English (eng) (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.. (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.. (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.. (countable) On-board entertainment system in a car, usually including a radio receiver as [...]
radio source English (eng) (astronomy) Any astronomical object that emits radio waves.
quasar English (eng) (galaxy) An extragalactic object, starlike in appearance, that is among the most luminous and (putatively) the most distant objects in the universe.

Words with the same origin as quasar

Descendants of radio
RF microquasar