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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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Eventually, two of the stars will probably drift away, leaving the remaining pair as a binary star system.
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Now that we know that planets can form around close double-stars, a whole other kind of star system can be added to the mix," says Laurance Doyle, an astrophysicist at the SETI Institute in California, whose team made the recent discovery.
Astronomers at Warwick University say they've discovered a star system that not only looks like a game of snooker, but once behaved like one.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Mojix have signed an exclusive distributorship agreement and launched the Mojix STAR system in Japan, IBM announced on Friday.