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Octans

[ok-tanz] /ˈɒk tænz/
noun, genitive Octantis
[ok-tan-tis] /ɒkˈtæn tɪs/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Octant, a southern constellation that contains the south celestial pole.
Origin
< Late Latin: eighth part of a circle, equivalent to oct- oct- + -āns, as in quadrāns quadrant
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Octans

/ˈɒktænz/
noun (Latin genitive) Octantis (ɒkˈtæntɪs)
1.
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere in which the S celestial pole is situated
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