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A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries.

1.  Astronomy.

     a) any of various groups of stars to which definite names have been given, as Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Boötes, Cancer, Orion.

     b) the section of the heavens occupied by such a group

2.  Astrology.

    a) the grouping or relative position of the stars as supposed to influence events, especially at a person's birth.

    b) Obsolete. character as presumed to be determined by the stars.

3.  a group or configuration of ideas, feelings, characteristics, objects, etc., that are related in some way:

a constellation of qualities that made her particularly suited to the job.

4.  any brilliant, outstanding group or assemblage:

a constellation of great scientists.

Example

1.  "no two patients ever show exactly the same constellation of symptoms"

2.  his constellation will tell us many things

3.  a constellation of qualities that made her particularly suited to the job.

4.  a constellation of great scientists.

 

 

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