- 1A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries.More example sentences
- Section IV takes us off the land and into comets, galaxies and constellations of stars.
- Instead she tried to name the constellations in the stars.
- Maria and her father lay out under the stars, naming the constellations.
- 1.1A group or cluster of related things: no two patients ever show exactly the same constellation of symptomsMore example sentences
- The Defense Department has not yet selected all of the future locations for its new constellation of overseas facilities.
- That morning, a peddler on Broad Street had extended a constellation of needle marks into her path, hand holding a fake plastic flower.
- Both of these are definitely important considerations that capital owners weigh, but they are amongst a constellation of many others.
Middle English (as an astrological term denoting the relative positions of the “stars” (planets), supposed to influence events): via Old French from late Latin constellatio(n-), based on Latin stella 'star'.
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