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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Musca and Triangulum Australe.
[New Latin, from Latin circinus, pair of compasses, from circus, circle; see circle.]
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n, Latin genitive Circini (ˈsɜːsɪˌnaɪ)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Centaurus and the Southern Cross
[C19: from Latin, a pair of compasses]
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|Noun||1.||Circinus - a small faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Musca and Triangulum Australe|
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