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Circinus Line breaks: Cir|ci¦nus
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːsɪnəs/
Astronomy

Definition of Circinus in English:

1A small and faint southern constellation (the Compasses), in the Milky Way next to Centaurus.
1.1 (as genitive Circini ˈsəːsɪni) Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Alpha Circini

Origin

Latin.

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