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Prox·i·ma Cen·tau·ri(prŏk′sə-mə sĕn-tôr′ē)
The closest to Earth of three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. At a distance of 4.2 light-years, Proxima Centauri is the closest star to Earth after the sun.
[New Latin Proxima Centaurī : Latin proxima, feminine of proximus, nearest; see proximate + Centaurī, genitive of Centaurus, centaur, Centaurus; see centaur.]
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Prox′i•ma Centau′ri(ˈprɒk sə mə)
the nearest star to the sun at a distance of 4.3 light-years, part of Alpha Centauri.
[< New Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus]
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|Noun||1.||Proxima Centauri - the nearest star to the sun; distance: 4.3 light years|
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