Octans

[ ok-tanz ]
/ ˈɒk tænz /

noun, genitive Oc·tan·tis [ok-tan-tis]. /ɒkˈtæn tɪs/. Astronomy.

the Octant, a southern constellation that contains the south celestial pole.

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Origin of Octans

<Late Latin: eighth part of a circle, equivalent to oct-oct- + -āns, as in quadrānsquadrant
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British Dictionary definitions for Octans

Octans
/ (ˈɒktænz) /

noun Latin genitive Octantis (ɒkˈtæntɪs)

a faint constellation in the S hemisphere in which the S celestial pole is situated
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