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Proxima

(ˈprɒksɪmə)
n
(Astronomy) a flare star in the constellation Centaurus that is the nearest star to the sun. It is a red dwarf of very low magnitude. Distance: 4.3 light years. Also called: Proxima Centauri See also Rigil Kent
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Noun1.Proxima - the nearest star to the sun; distance: 4.3 light years
Centaurus, Centaur - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
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