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ˈæl tɛər, -taɪər, ælˈtɛər, -ˈtaɪərAl·tair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Altair(noun)

    double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation


  1. Altair(ProperNoun)

    The brightest star in the constellation Aquila; Alpha (u03B1) Aquilae. It is the twelfth brightest star in the sky, and forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.

    Etymology: From the (an-nasr aţ-ţā’ir) ‘the flying eagle’, from ‘eagle’ + ‘flying’.


  1. Altair

    Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky. It is currently in the G-cloud. Altair is an A-type main sequence star with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.77 and is one of the vertices of the Summer Triangle. Altair rotates rapidly, with a velocity at the equator of approximately 286 km/s. A study with the Palomar Testbed Interferometer revealed that Altair is not spherical, but is flattened at the poles due to its high rate of rotation. Other interferometric studies with multiple telescopes, operating in the infrared, have imaged and confirmed this phenomenon.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. altair

    The bright nautical star α Aquilæ, binary.

Anagrams for Altair »

  1. atrial

  2. latria

  3. lariat

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Altair in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Altair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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