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Constellation vs. Galaxy

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Constellationnoun

(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.

Galaxynoun

The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth.

Constellationnoun

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

Galaxynoun

(galaxy) Any of the collections of many millions or billions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.

Constellationnoun

An image associated with a group of stars.

Galaxynoun

The Milky Way, that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope.

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Constellationnoun

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

Galaxynoun

A very large collection of stars comparable in size to the Milky Way system, held together by gravitational force and separated from other such star systems by large distances of mostly empty space. Galaxies vary widely in shape and size, the most common nearby galaxies being over 70,000 light years in diameter and separated from each other by even larger distances. The number of stars in one galaxy varies, and may extend into the hundreds of billions.

Constellationnoun

(figuratively) A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.

Galaxynoun

A splendid or impressive assemblage of persons or things; as, a galaxy of movie stars.

Constellationnoun

(spaceflight) A fleet of satellites of the same purpose such as the set of GPS satellites, or Iridium satcom fleet.

Galaxynoun

a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

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Constellationnoun

A configuration or grouping.

Galaxynoun

tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall

Constellationnoun

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.

Galaxynoun

(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust;

‘`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'’;

Constellationnoun

A cluster or group of fixed stars, or division 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.

‘The constellations seem to have been almost purposely named and delineated to cause as much confusion and inconvenience as possible.’;

Galaxynoun

a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.

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Constellationnoun

An assemblage of splendors or excellences.

‘The constellations of genius had already begun to show itself . . . which was to shed a glory over the meridian and close of Philip's reign.’;

Galaxynoun

the galaxy of which the solar system is a part; the Milky Way.

Constellationnoun

Fortune; fate; destiny.

‘It is constellation, which causeth all that a man doeth.’;

Galaxynoun

a large group of impressive people or things

‘the four musicians have played with a galaxy of stars’;

Constellationnoun

an arrangement of parts or elements;

‘the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time’;

Galaxy

A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter. The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias (γαλαξίας), literally , a reference to the Milky Way.

‘milky’;

Constellationnoun

a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

Constellationnoun

a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure.

Constellationnoun

a group of associated or similar people or things

‘no two patients ever show exactly the same constellation of symptoms’;

Constellation

A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or an inanimate object.The origins of the earliest constellations likely go back to prehistory. People used them to relate stories of their beliefs, experiences, creation, or mythology.

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