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constellation

con·stel·la·tion

constellation

pronunciation:
kan st leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of eighty-eight groupings or patterns of stars named after the animals, objects, or mythological characters they are thought to resemble.
definition 2: in astrology, the relative positioning of the stars and planets, esp. at the time of one's birth, believed to influence character and fate.
definition 3: a gathering, grouping, or pattern of people, objects, ideas, or the like.
derivation: constellatory (adj.)
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The word constellation contains the following part:
stell Latin root that means star
synonyms:
astr, aster, astro