star chart

  1. Astronomy. a chart or map showing the relative apparent positions of the stars, as seen from the earth, in a particular area of the sky.

Origin of star chart

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby star chart Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use star chart in a sentence

  • In order to determine precisely where these intersections take place, the authors had to lift the torsion points off their respective curves and transpose them over each other — almost the way you’d fit a star chart to the night sky.

  • Mathematicians knew about these star charts, but they didn’t have a good perspective that allowed them to count the overlapping points.

  • Marston himself had loomed large in the star-chart of painting only a dozen years ago, and was now the greatest of luminaries.

    The Key to Yesterday | Charles Neville Buck
  • He gestured expressively at the star chart papered over one wall of his office.

    Citadel | Algirdas Jonas Budrys
  • Phil Morgan thought a moment, and faced toward the wall with the inlaid star chart of the sky, thinking of sun-bathed Georgia.

    Stand by for Mars! | Carey Rockwell
  • He sent his results to the Berlin Observatory, where a star chart such as was wanted was actually just being made.

  • It was not an ordinary star-chart: it was three-dimensional, ultra-stereoscopic.

    Skylark Three | Edward Elmer Smith