Meaning of very long baseline interferometry

ver'y long' base'line interferom"etry

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— Radio Astron.
  1. an interferometry technique that enhances angular resolution in the observation of radio signals from distant celestial objects, as quasars, by combining signals from several radio telescopes around the earth or such signals with those from an earth-orbiting satellite. Abbr.: VLBI
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