What is another word for constellation?

1582 synonyms found


[ kɒnstɪlˈe͡ɪʃən], [ kɒnstɪlˈe‍ɪʃən], [ k_ɒ_n_s_t_ɪ_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

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How to use "Constellation" in context?

There are 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Each constellation is represented by a distinctive group of stars that can be seen with the naked eye. Some of the most popular and well known constellations include the Big Dipper, Orion, the Wolf, and the Scorpio constellation.

The origins of constellations are difficult to determine, but they may have originated from natural features such as animals or groups of stars. In ancient Greece, the 12 signs of the zodiac were represented by constellations. Later, the Babylonians and Egyptians used constellations to help sailors navigate through the night sky.

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Hyponym for Constellation:

  • n.

    • object
      natural object.

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