sign of the zodiac


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sign of the zodiac

n
(Astrology) any of the 12 equal areas, 30° wide, into which the zodiac can be divided, named after the 12 zodiacal constellations. In astrology, it is thought that a person's psychological type and attitudes to life can be correlated with the sign in which the sun lay at the moment of his birth, with the ascendant sign, and to a lesser extent with the signs in which other planets lay at this time. Also called: sign, star sign or sun sign See also planet3, house9

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n.
1. one of the 12 constellations along the path of the ecliptic.
2. (in contemporary Western astrology) one of the 12 divisions of the ecliptic, each consisting of 30 degrees, marked off from the point of the vernal equinox.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.sign of the zodiac - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is dividedsign of the zodiac - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
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