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star system Syllabification: star sys·tem

Definition of star system in English:


1A large number of stars with a perceptible structure; a galaxy.
Example sentences
  • Using our current spacecrafts it would take over 73,000 years to get to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri.
  • At half the speed of light, travel time to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system, would take nine years.
  • Near the geographic center of the galaxy was a binary star system called Theralia.
2The practice of promoting or otherwise favoring individuals who have become famous and popular, in particular in the motion-picture industry.
Example sentences
  • He is the main promoter of the star system which evaluates architects entirely by showbiz, shock or just their tendency to be as bloody minded and absurd as possible.
  • Our collective obsession with rock stars and the cult of the individual star system is reinforced by the book.
  • There you have it: tit and tat, the binary star system of modern political reporting.

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