Webster Definition for "constellation"

con. stel.la. tion \.ka:n(t)-st*-'la--sh*n\ \k*n-' stel-*-.to-r-e-, -.to.r-\ n [ME constellacioun, fr. MF constellation, fr. LL constellation-)X, constellatio, fr. constellatus studded with stars, fr. L com- + stella star - more at STAR 1a: the configuration of stars esp. at one's birth obs 1b: character or constitution as determined by the stars 2: any of 88 arbitrary configurations of stars or an area of the celestial sphere covering one of these configurations 3: an assemblage, collection, or gathering of usu. related persons, qualities, or things - con. stel.la.to.ry aj

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