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zodiac

English

(wikipedia zodiac)

Alternative forms

* zodiack (obsolete) * Zodiac

Noun

(s)
  • (astrology) The belt-like region of the celestial sphere approximately eight degrees north and south of the ecliptic, which thousands of years ago included the apparent path of the sun, moon, and planets.
  • (astrology) The twelve equal divisions of the astrological zodiacal region into signs, or houses, of the zodiac, each sign named after a constellation in this region.
  • (astronomy) The belt-like region of the celestial sphere corresponding to the apparent path of the sun over the course of a year, the ecliptic.
  • (countable) A circle decorated with the signs of the zodiac.
  • Any of various astrological systems considered similar to the above.
  • * 1998 , Sylvia Sikundar and Barbara DuMoulin, Celebrating Our Cultures , Pembroke Publishers Limited, ISBN 978-1-55138-102-2, page 58:
  • Discussing both Chinese and Western zodiacs might be a prewriting activity.

    Derived terms

    * zodiacal * zodiacal light * zodiac sign

    See also

    * ecliptic

    capricornus

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Capricorn

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (constellation): A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a goat.
  • (astrology): Capricorn
  • Synonyms

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    Antonyms

    * Cancer

    Derived terms

    * Capricorni * Capricornian * Tropic of Capricorn