Constellation

Constellation

WordNet



noun


(1)   An arrangement of parts or elements
"The outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
(2)   A configuration of stars as seen from the earth
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Etymology


From constellacioun, constillacioun, from constellation, from < +

Noun



  1. An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.
  2. An image associated with a group of stars.
  3. Any of the 88 officially recognized regions of the sky, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region.
  4. The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope.
  5. A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.
    A constellation of possibilities.

Etymology


From constellation, from < +