Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Doppler effect”

See all translations

Doppler effect

noun [U] uk   /ˈdɒp.lə.rɪˌfekt/ us    /ˈdɑː.plɚ.ɪ-/ ( also Doppler shift) specialized
a change that seems to happen in the rate of sound or light wave production of an object when its movement changes in relation to another object
Translations of “Doppler effect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多普勒效應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多普勒效应…
(Definition of Doppler effect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Doppler effect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “Doppler effect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More