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Proxima Centauri

[prok-suh-muh] /ˈprɒk sə mə/
the nearest star to the sun at a distance of 4.3 light-years, part of the Alpha Centauri triple-star system located in the constellation Centaurus.
Origin of Proxima Centauri
< New Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They desired, they hoped, they petitioned to be the first to make the long, hard journey to Alpha and Proxima Centauri in rockets.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
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Proxima Centauri
  (prŏk'sə-mə sěn-tôr'ē)   
See under Alpha Centauri.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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