HyperDic: constellation

English > 2 senses of the word constellation:
NOUNcognitionconstellation, configurationan arrangement of parts or elements
objectconstellationa configuration of stars as seen from the earth
constellation > pronunciation
Soundskaa.nstahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > constellation: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn arrangement of parts or elements.
Synonymconfiguration
Narrowerredundancy(electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
topology, network topologyThe configuration of a communication network
unitization, unitisation, chunking(psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
Broaderdesign, planAn arrangement scheme
Spanishconfiguración
Catalanconfiguració, constel·lació
Verbsconstellateform a constellation or cluster
constellatecome together as in a cluster or flock
constellatescatter or intersperse like dots or studs
English > constellation: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA configuration of stars as seen from the earth.
InstancesAndromedaA constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus
AntliaA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Vela
ApusA constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Octans
AquariusA zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere
AquilaA constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus
AraA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
Argoformerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross
AriesA small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere
Auriga, CharioteerA conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere
BootesA constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major
CaelumA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus
CancerA small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere
Canis Major, Great DogA constellation to the southeast of Orion
Canis Minor, Little DogA constellation to the east of Orion
Capricornus, CapricornA faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere
CarinaA keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere
CassiopeiaA W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris
Centaurus, CentaurA conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
CepheusA faint constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the pole star
CetusA large constellation on the equator near Pisces and Aquarius
Chamaeleon, ChameleonA faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa
CircinusA small faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Musca and Triangulum Australe
Columba, DoveA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
Coma BerenicesA constellation in the northern hemisphere between Ursa Major and Bootes
Corona BorealisA small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Bootes and Hercules
Corvus, CrowA small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
CraterA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
CygnusA constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way
DelphinusA constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila
DoradoA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Reticulum and Pictor
Draco, DragonA faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
EridanusA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus
FornaxA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Cetus and Phoenix
GeminiA zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
Great Bear, Ursa MajorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Grus, CraneA small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
HerculesA large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis
Hydra, SnakeA long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
HydrusA constellation in the southern hemisphere near the south celestial pole
IndusA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Tucana
LeoA zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo
LepusA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Orion and Columba
LibraA small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere
Little Bear, Ursa MinorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
LupusA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus
LyraA small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco
MensaA faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud
MicroscopiumA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Sagittarius and Capricornus
MuscaA small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
NormaA small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Lupus and Ara in the Milky Way
OctansThe constellation that includes the southern celestial pole
OphiuchusA large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius
Orion, HunterA constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus
PavoA small constellation near the South Pole between Tucana and Ara
PegasusA constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces
PerseusA conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere
PhoenixA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor
PictorA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Columba
PiscesA large / large faint zodiacal constellation
PuppisA constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat
PyxisA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia
ReticulumA small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus
SagittaA small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
SagittariusA large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere
Scorpius, ScorpioA large / large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius
SculptorA faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus
SerpensA constellation in the equatorial region of the northern hemisphere near Ophiuchus and Corona Borealis
Southern Cross, Crux, Crux AustralisA small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
TaurusA zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion
TelescopiumA small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Ara
Triangulum, TriangleA small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries
Triangulum Australe, Southern TriangleA small bright constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Circinus and Apus
TucanaA large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
VelaA constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis
VirgoA large / large zodiacal constellation on the equator
VolansA small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Carina
VulpeculaA constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta
Membersasterism(astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
star(astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishconstelación
Catalanconstel·lació
Adjectivessiderealof or relating to the stars or constellations
Verbsconstellateform a constellation or cluster
constellatecome together as in a cluster or flock

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