star system

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  1. the practice of casting and promoting star performers for their ability to draw at the box office.

Origin of star system

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for star system

star system

  1. astronomy a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws

  2. the practice of casting one or two famous actors or actresses in a film, play, etc, so that their popularity ensures its success

  1. a design for laying cables for cable television in which each house is fed by an individual cable from a local central distribution point

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