constellational

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constellation (ˌkɒnstɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a.  any of the 88 groups of stars as seen from the earth and the solar system, many of which were named by the ancient Greeks after animals, objects, or mythological persons
 b.  an area on the celestial sphere containing such a group
2.  a gathering of brilliant or famous people or things
3.  psychoanal a group of ideas felt to be related
 
[C14: from Late Latin constellātiō, from Latin com- together + stella star]
 
constel'lational
 
adj
 
constellatory
 
adj

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