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1. asterism

noun. (astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation).

Synonyms

  • natural object

Antonyms

  • minor
  • lack

Etymology

  • ἀστερισμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. asterism

noun. (mineralogy) a star-shaped figure with six rays that is seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light.

Antonyms

  • cushioning

Etymology

  • ἀστερισμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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1. Noun, singular or mass
The term is sometimes used to describe the rare occurrence of asterism, or the appearance of a rayed star moving inside of an emerald.

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