Proxima Centauri

[ prok-suh-muh ]
/ ˈprɒk sə mə /

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.

Origin of Proxima Centauri

< New Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus
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Science definitions for proxima centauri

Proxima Centauri

[ prŏksə-mə sĕn-tôrē ]

See under Alpha Centauri.
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