Gemini

Gemini

[jem-uh-nahy, -nee]
plural noun, genitive Geminorum [jem-uh-nawr-uhm, -nohr-] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. the Twins, a zodiacal constellation between Taurus and Cancer containing the bright stars Castor and Pollux.
2.
Astrology.
a.
the third sign of the zodiac: the mutable air sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b.
a person born under this sign, usually between May 21st and June 20th.
3.
a two-person U.S. spacecraft designed for orbital rendezvous and docking: used in 1965–66 in various experiments preparatory to a landing on the moon.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin geminī, plural of geminus

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Gemini (ˈdʒɛmɪˌnaɪ, -ˌniː, ˌdʒɛmɪˈnaɪən)
 
n , Latin genitive Geminorum
1.  astronomy a zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic and containing the stars Castor and Pollux
2.  classical myth another name for Castor and Pollux
3.  astronautics any of a series of manned US spacecraft launched between the Mercury and Apollo projects to improve orbital rendezvous and docking techniques
4.  astrology
 a.  Also called: the Twins the third sign of the zodiac, symbol ♊, having a mutable air classification and ruled by the planet Mercury. The sun is in this sign between about May 21 and June 20
 b.  a person born when the sun is in this sign
 
adj
5.  astrology born under or characteristic of Gemini

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Gemini   (jěm'ə-nī')  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cancer and Auriga. Gemini (the Twins) contains the bright stars Pollux and Castor and is the third sign of the zodiac.
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