Definition of Octans in English:

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Octans

Pronunciation: /ˈäktənz/
Astronomy
1A faint southern constellation (the Octant), containing the south celestial pole.
1.1 (as genitive Octantisäkˈtantis) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Octantis

Origin

Latin.

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Syllabification: Oc·tans

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