Fr.: ségrégation de masse
A consequence of the → dynamical relaxation process in a gravitationally → bound system, such as a → star cluster or a → globular cluster, where massive and low-mass members occupy different volumes. Massive members sink toward the center, while less massive members tend to move farther away from the center.
→ mass; → segregation.
The act or practice of segregating. The state or condition of being segregated. → mass segregation.
Verbal noun of → segregate.