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Definition of Constellation

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group of stars; group of related feelings or ideas
Constellation Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
sidus, astrum
Constellation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Fortune; fate; destiny.
  
(n.)
An assemblage of splendors or excellences.
  
(n.)
A cluster or group of fixed stars, or dvision of the heavens, designated in most cases by the name of some animal, or of some mythologial personage, within whose imaginary outline, as traced upon the heavens, the group is included.
  
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constellation
\con`stel*la"tion\ (?), n. [f. constellation, l. constellatio.]
1. a cluster or group of fixed stars, or division of the heavens, designated in most cases by the name of some animal, or of some mythologial personage, within whose imaginary outline, as traced upon the heavens, the group is included. the constellations seem to have been almost purposely named and delineated to cause as much confusion and inconvenience as possible. herschel.
note: in each of the constellations now recognized by astronomers (about 90 in number) the brightest stars, both named and unnamed, are designated nearly in the order of brilliancy by the letters of the greek alphabet; as, ? tauri (aldebaran) is the first star of taurus, ? orionis (bellatrix) is the third star of orion.
2. an assemblage of splendors or excellences. the constellations of genius had already begun to show itself which was to shed a glory over the meridian and close of philip's reign.
3. fortune; fate; destiny. [obs.] it is constellation, which causeth all that a man doeth.
constellation
n
1. an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time" [syn: configuration]


2. a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
constellation
a cluster of stars, or stars which appear to be near each other in the heavens, and which astronomers have reduced to certain figures (as the "great bear," the "bull," etc.) for the sake of classification and of memory. in isa. 13:10, where this word only occurs, it is the rendering of the hebrew _kesil_, i.e., "fool." this was the hebrew name of the constellation orion (job 9:9; 38:31), a constellation which represented nimrod, the symbol of folly and impiety. the word some interpret by "the giant" in this place, "some heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety."

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An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Arianrod = n. the constellation called corona septentrionalis
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
(synonym) configuration
(hypernym) design, plan
(hyponym) redundancy
(derivation) dot, stud, constellate
2. a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
(hypernym) natural object
(hyponym) Andromeda
(member-meronym) asterism
(derivation) cluster, constellate, flock, clump
Constellation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Constellation 3D, Inc.
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Develops state-of-the-art technologies and products to serve the growing data storage needs of customers in government, business, education and consumer segments.
Constellation Energy Grou
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Holding company with subsidiaries which produce, purchase and sell electricity; And purchase, transport and sell natural gas in maryland.
Constellation Brands Inc
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Produces, supplies, imports and markets wine, beer, distilled spirits and grape juice and grape juice concentrate.
CONSTELLATION BRANDS
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Constellation Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A number of like satellites that are part of a system. Satellites in a constellation generally have a similar orbit. For example, the Global Positioning System constellation consists of 24 satellites distributed in six orbital planes with similar eccentricities, altitudes, and inclinations. See also global positioning system. (JP 3-14)
  
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Constellation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
An arbitrary grouping of stars which form a pattern. It is also used to describe the area of the celestial sphere which bounds the star pattern. The entire area of the celestial sphere is divided into eighty eight constellations. These vary in size and shape from Hydra, the sea monster, which is the largest at 1,303 square degrees, to Crux, the cross, which is the smallest at 68 square degrees.
Constellation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms (which themselves are generally referred to in non-technical language as "constellations"), which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth's night sky.

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A constellation is a certain area of the celestial sphere.

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Constellation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
yel-nel-dath
Constellation Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
a cluster of stars, or stars which appear to be near each other in the heavens, and which astronomers have reduced to certain figures (as the "Great Bear," the "Bull," etc.) for the sake of classification and of memory. In Isa. 13:10, where this word only occurs, it is the rendering of the Hebrew kesil, i.e., "fool." This was the Hebrew name of the constellation Orion (Job 9:9; 38:31), a constellation which represented Nimrod, the symbol of folly and impiety. The word some interpret by "the giant" in this place, "some heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety."
Webart Magic Astronomical Glossary
Imaginary pattern found among the stars, resembling animals, mythical heroes, and the like; different cultures map different constellations.