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Cen·tau·rus

 (sĕn-tôr′əs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Vela and Lupus.

[Latin Centaurus, centaur; see centaur.]

Centaurus

(sɛnˈtɔːrəs)
n, Latin genitive Centauri (sɛnˈtɔːraɪ)
(Astronomy) a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri. Also called: The Centaur

Cen•tau•rus

(sɛnˈtɔr əs)

n. gen. -tau•ri (-ˈtɔr aɪ)
the Centaur, a southern constellation containing Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri.
[< Latin; see centaur]

Cen·tau·rus

(sĕn-tôr′əs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. It contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Centaurus - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
Alpha Centauri, Rigil, Rigil Kent - brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
Beta Centauri - the second brightest star in Centaurus
Omega Centauri - a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
Proxima, Proxima Centauri - the nearest star to the sun; distance: 4.3 light years
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