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Proxima Centauri

[ prok-suh-muh ]
/ ˈprɒk sə mə /
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noun

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.

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Origin of Proxima Centauri

<New Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus
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Scientific definitions for Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri
[ prŏksə-mə sĕn-tôrē ]

See under Alpha Centauri.
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