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star system

noun
1.
the practice of casting and promoting star performers for their ability to draw at the box office.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for star system
  • Each eclipse lasts nearly two years, by far the longest in any known binary star system.
  • If a white dwarf exists in a two star system with a companion it can avert its fate and go out with a bang, not a whimper.
  • We're not a star system and we're not going to take the company public.
  • The star system has less to do with price than amenities, though the price usually increases with the rating.
  • These images show evidence for the possible detection of a binary star system that was later destroyed in a supernova explosion.
  • He is an expression of a general change, not the product of a star system.
  • Millisecond pulsars spin so fast, astronomers believe, because they were once part of a binary star system.
  • There's no rule that says they must replicate in every star system.
British Dictionary definitions for star system

star system

noun
1.
(astronomy) a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws
2.
the practice of casting one or two famous actors or actresses in a film, play, etc, so that their popularity ensures its success
3.
a design for laying cables for cable television in which each house is fed by an individual cable from a local central distribution point
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