Asterism vs Cond - What's the difference?

asterism | cond |


As a noun asterism

is (constellation) a small group of stars that forms a visible pattern but is not an official constellation.

As an adjective cond is

abbreviation of conditional.

As a verb cond is

(obsolete) to con (a ship).

asterism

Noun

(en noun)
  • (constellation) A small group of stars that forms a visible pattern but is not an official constellation.
  • The Big Dipper, Summer Triangle, and Orion's Belt are asterisms .
  • A rarely used typographical symbol (, three asterisks arranged in a triangle), used to call attention to a passage or to separate subchapters in a book.
  • (mineralogy) A star-shaped figure exhibited by some crystals by reflected light (as in a star sapphire) or by transmitted light (as in some mica).
  • See also

    * syzygy

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    English

    Etymology 1

    Adjective

  • Abbreviation of conditional.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) conduen, condien, (etyl) , from (etyl) (lena) conducere.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To con (a ship).
  • (Webster 1913) English abbreviations