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zodiac

zo·di·ac

zodiac

 
 
pronunciation:
zo di aek
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an imaginary belt in the heavens that includes the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and most planets and is divided into twelve equal signs or parts, each named for a constellation that appears within the belt as seen from the earth.
The zodiac is of prime interest to the astrologer.Aquarius, Capricorn, and Libra are three of the signs of the zodiac.
definition 2: a usu. circular diagram representing this belt and containing the symbols associated with each sign.
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derivation: zodiacal (adj.)
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