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Al·pha Cen·tau·ri

 (ăl′fə sĕn-tôr′ē)
n.
A multiple star in Centaurus, 4.4 light years from Earth, whose three components form the brightest object in the constellation and the third brightest star in the night sky.
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Al′pha Centau′ri


n.
a triple-star system that is the brightest celestial object in the constellation Centaurus.
[< New Latin: Alpha of Centaurus]
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Al·pha Cen·tau·ri

(ăl′fə sĕn-tôr′ē)
A multiple star consisting of three stars in the constellation Centaurus. It is the star nearest Earth, at a distance of 4.4 light-years, and it is the third brightest star in the night sky. ♦ Prox·i·ma Centauri (prŏk′sə-mə) is the individual star in this system that is closest to Earth, but it is very faint and far from the system's center of mass.
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Noun1.Alpha Centauri - brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
Centaurus, Centaur - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
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