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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
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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.
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