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[sen-tawr-uh s] /sɛnˈtɔr əs/
noun, genitive Centauri
[sen-tawr-ahy] /sɛnˈtɔr aɪ/ (Show IPA)
Astronomy. the Centaur, a southern constellation between Lupus and Vela, containing the triple-star system Alpha Centauri.
Origin of Centaurus
< Latin; see centaur Unabridged
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noun (Latin genitive) Centauri (sɛnˈtɔːraɪ)
a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri Also called The Centaur
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centauri in Science
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. Centaurus (the Centaur) contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
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