an arrangement of parts or elements
"the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.
An image associated with a group of stars.
Any of the 88 officially recognized regions of the sky, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region.
The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope.
A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.
A constellation of possibilities.
a configuration or grouping
your computer's software constellation helps you do your work faster
Origin: From constellacioun, constillacioun, from constellation, from constellatio, from con + stella
a cluster or group of fixed stars, or dvision of the heavens, designated in most cases by the name of some animal, or of some mythologial personage, within whose imaginary outline, as traced upon the heavens, the group is included
an assemblage of splendors or excellences
fortune; fate; destiny
Origin: [F. constellation, L. constellatio.]
In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms, which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth's night sky. There are also numerous historical constellations not recognized by the IAU or constellations recognized in regional traditions of astronomy or astrology, such as Chinese, Hindu and Australian Aboriginal.
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A number of like satellites that are part of a system. Satellites in a constellation generally have a similar orbit. For example, the Global Positioning System constellation consists of 24 satellites distributed in six orbital planes with similar eccentricities, altitudes, and inclinations. See also Global Positioning System.
The numerical value of constellation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of constellation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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A red-red-green three-way coalition is unparalleled in Germany and I think this constellation can become a normality.
Constellation Brands is investing because we believe that premium Mexican beer will keep growing and will keep leading this segment of the U.S. beer market for years to come.
You could use a constellation of cubesats that would light up at a certain time, if you flew thousands of them in the same formation that could illuminate every 90 minutes in low earth orbit.
Volatility can be to the upside but I think it will probably be slightly to the downside this month because the constellation of news out there and the possible outcomes are probably more negative than positive.
Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.
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- constel·lacióCatalan, Valencian
- konstelace, souhvězdí, plejádaCzech
- Sternzeichen, KonstellationGerman
- αστερισμός, πλειάδαGreek
- tähtikuvio, tähdistöFinnish
- reul-bhadScottish Gaelic
- קבוצת כוכביםHebrew
- 集まり, 星座, 群れ, 一群, 星座絵, 星群Japanese
- KonstellatiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kāhui whetū, tātai whetūMāori
- constellatie, sterrenbeeld, gesternte, sterrenhemel, plejade, gammaDutch
- sǫʼłání, sǫʼ dineʼéNavajo, Navaho
- konstelacja, gwiazdozbiórPolish
- överdåd, stjärnbildSwedish
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