Essential Language From The Star Wars UniverseStar Wars is considered a space opera, a genre that blends science fiction with conventional dramatic elements. And, this is just the first of many word additions we can attribute to the legendary film franchise.
Origin of North Star
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for north star
the North Star another name for Polaris (def. 1)
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Science definitions for north star
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Culture definitions for north star
A star positioned along the line in space that includes the axis (see also axis) of rotation of the Earth. For this reason, the star does not appear to move in the sky, but remains fixed above the North Pole.
Locating the North Star is useful in navigation.
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