Definition of Multiple star

1. Noun. A system of three or more stars associated by gravity.

Specialized synonyms: Alpha Geminorum, Castor
Generic synonyms: Star
Specialized synonyms: Trapezium



Definition of Multiple star

1. Noun. (star) Multiple stars which form a stellar system, such that they orbit the point of equilibrium of their gravitational fields; a multiple star system. ¹

2. Noun. (star) Multiple stars that appear to be one when seen with the naked eye, either because they orbit one another (multiple star systems) or happen to be in the same line of sight even though they are separated by a great distance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Multiple star

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1. A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers, ( (1890)
"It comprises, as will be seen, two triplets of stars, one of which consists of a 4th magnitude with two companions THE multiple star a ..."

2. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"or the multiple star would, either of them alone, be of exceptional interest, and here we have a combination of the two. It seems impossible to resist ..."

3. Our Place Among Infinities: A Series of Essays Contrasting Our Little Abode by Richard Anthony Proctor (1876)
"We can thus either proceed from the smaller star-clusters—to which we have been led by the study of multiple star-systems— onwards to.larger and yet larger ..."

4. Our Place Among Infinities: A Series of Essays Contrasting Our Little Abode by Richard Anthony Proctor (1876)
"... led by the study of multiple star-systems— onwards to larger and yet larger groups of stars, until we have arrived at the aggregations just mentioned; ..."

5. A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers, ( (1890)
"It comprises, as will be seen, two triplets of stars, one of which consists of a 4th magnitude with two companions THE multiple star a ..."

6. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"or the multiple star would, either of them alone, be of exceptional interest, and here we have a combination of the two. It seems impossible to resist ..."

7. Our Place Among Infinities: A Series of Essays Contrasting Our Little Abode by Richard Anthony Proctor (1876)
"We can thus either proceed from the smaller star-clusters—to which we have been led by the study of multiple star-systems— onwards to.larger and yet larger ..."

8. Our Place Among Infinities: A Series of Essays Contrasting Our Little Abode by Richard Anthony Proctor (1876)
"... led by the study of multiple star-systems— onwards to larger and yet larger groups of stars, until we have arrived at the aggregations just mentioned; ..."

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