What does constellation mean?

Definitions for constellation
ˌkɒn stəˈleɪ ʃəncon·stel·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. configuration, constellation(noun)

    an arrangement of parts or elements

    "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

  2. constellation(noun)

    a configuration of stars as seen from the earth


  1. constellation(Noun)

    An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.

  2. constellation(Noun)

    An image associated with a group of stars.

  3. constellation(Noun)

    Any of the 88 officially recognized regions of the sky, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region.

  4. constellation(Noun)

    The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope.

  5. constellation(Noun)

    A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.

    A constellation of possibilities.

  6. constellation(Noun)

    a configuration or grouping

    your computer's software constellation helps you do your work faster

  7. Origin: From constellacioun, constillacioun, from constellation, from constellatio, from con + stella

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constellation(noun)

    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

  2. Constellation(noun)

    an assemblage of splendors or excellences

  3. Constellation(noun)

    fortune; fate; destiny

  4. Origin: [F. constellation, L. constellatio.]


  1. Constellation

    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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. constellation

    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.

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How to say constellation in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of constellation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of constellation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of constellation in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Baggish:

    There's not a medication in the world that I know of that's going to treat that constellation of symptoms.

  2. Bodo Ramelow:

    A red-red-green three-way coalition is unparalleled in Germany and I think this constellation can become a normality.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    This is a constellation of events all having to do with women, and watching him on an issue that is central to the conservative movement having no idea how to answer.

  4. Robert Sands:

    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.

  5. James Garvin:

    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.

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