English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
constellationcon‧stel‧la‧tion /ˌkɒnstəˈleɪʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun [countable]  1 HAa group of stars that forms a particular pattern and has a name a star in the constellation of Orion2 a constellation of something
Examples from the Corpus
constellationNo, what I am looking at are the first direct signals to reach me from the dark constellation of Serafin.In a moment I saw that they formed the outlines of the familiar constellations.Individual constellations of these requirements are infinitely varied, of course.His chest and cheek the most repulsive sight, a negative constellation of buckshot bruises.Much the most celebrated object in the constellation is Omicron Ceti or Mira, the prototype long-period variable.This hulking Atlas is carrying the universe upon his shoulders, a hollow orb ringed with the constellations of the celestial sphere.In principle these constellations are knowable, and criminal behaviour fully predictable.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.