how to pronounce constellation

kɒnstəlɛɪʃən

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meanings of constellation

noun:

  1. An image associated with a group of stars.
  2. Any of the 88 regions of the sky officially recognized by the IAU, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region.
  3. A configuration or grouping.
  4. A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.
  5. The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope.
  6. A network of connections that exists between people who are in polyamorous relationships, for example between one person, their partner, and that person's partner.
  7. A fleet of satellites of the same purpose (such as the set of GPS satellites, or Iridium satcom fleet).
  8. (astronomy) An asterism, an arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern, or a division of the sky including it, especially one officially recognised by astronomers.