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- constellation (n.)
- early 14c., from Old French constellacion "constellation, conjuncture (of planets)," from Late Latin constellationem (nominative constellatio) "set with stars," from constellatus, from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + past participle of stellare "to shine," from stella "star" (see star). Originally in astrology, of position of planets ("stars") in regard to one another on a given day, usually one's birth day, as a determination of one's character. "I folwed ay myn inclinacioun/By vertu of my constillacioun" (Chaucer, "Wife's Prologue," c. 1386). Modern astronomical sense is from 1550s.
- 1. a constellation of Hollywood talent
- 2. The largest gallery contains at its centre a constellation of photographs called My Wishes.
- 3. Most patients have a constellation of diseases, with few clear-cut distinctions between them.
- 4. Gathered here tonight at this annual ceremony we have a whole constellation of film stars.
- 5. You know , it's named for the constellation that has four main stars.
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