star system

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star system

n
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws
2. (Film) the practice of casting one or two famous actors or actresses in a film, play, etc, so that their popularity ensures its success
3. (Broadcasting) a design for laying cables for cable television in which each house is fed by an individual cable from a local central distribution point

star′ sys`tem


n.
the practice of casting star performers in films, plays, etc., because of their ability to attract audiences.
[1900–05]

star system

The use of actors to attract and keep audiences, depends on actors constantly playing similar parts.
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star system
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The silver-blue star is itself comprised of three stars, making Almach a quadruple star system.
Astronomers have taken a behind-the-scenes look at a set of dense gas clumps, catching a quadruple star system in the fleeting act of formation.
New images reveal a quadruple star system, the youngest known, emerging from a cocoon of interstellar gas.
This is only the second time a planet has been identified in a quadruple star system.
Each of the components itself is a spectroscopic binary, making Castor a quadruple star system with its six individual stars gravitationally bound together.
It's a widely separated pair of tight doubles forming a quadruple star system overall.
But each component also has a very close companion, making Nu a quadruple star system.