Definition of Constellation

1. Noun. An arrangement of parts or elements. "The outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

Exact synonyms: Configuration
Generic synonyms: Design, Plan
Specialized synonyms: Redundancy, Network Topology, Topology, Chunking, Unitisation, Unitization
Derivative terms: Configure, Constellate, Constellate, Constellate

2. Noun. A configuration of stars as seen from the earth.

Definition of Constellation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Constellation

1. Noun. An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern. ¹

2. Noun. An image associated with a group of stars. ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) Any of the 88 officially recognized regions of the sky, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region. ¹

4. Noun. (astrology) The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment. ¹

6. Noun. a configuration or grouping ¹

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Definition of Constellation

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Medical Definition of Constellation

1. In psychiatry, all the factors that determine a particular action. Origin: L.L. Constellatio, fr. Cum, together, + stella, star (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constellation

constants of integration
constellation (current term)

Literary usage of Constellation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"Most of the stars of this constellation are faint with the exception of Polaris and two ... Between Ursa Minor and the Zenith, the constellation Draco, ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE constellation AND THE INSURGENTS [February 9, 1799] COME all ye Yankee sailors, with swords and ... The constellation and her crew Of brave Yankee boys. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1877)
"THE NEW STAR IN THE constellation OF THE SWAN.1 BT AMEDEE GUILLEMIN. THE phenomenon of a new star appearing in the heavens is sufficiently rare to strike ..."

4. Astronomy with the Naked Eye: A New Geography of the Heavens, with by Garrett Putman Serviss (1908)
"The Ram is a small constellation, only some twenty-five degrees in its extreme length, lying between ... They are in the western part of the constellation. ..."

5. American War Ballads and Lyrics: A Collection of the Songs and Ballads of by George Cary Eggleston (1889)
"Then hail the true—the Red, White, and Blue, The flag of the constellation ; It sails as it sailed, by our fore-fathers hailed, O'er battles that made us a ..."

6. American Naval Battles: Being a Complete History of the Battles Fought by by Horace Kimball (1831)
"He was directed to superintend the building of the constellation, of 36 guns, at Baltimore, and to take the command of her when equipped The commerce of the ..."

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