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Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Definitions for firmament

  1. The region of the air; the sky; the heavens.
  2. The field or sphere of an interest or activity.

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Citations for firmament
But to judge by the twinkling summer stars that filled the firmament, the dawn was still far off. A. B. Yehoshua, A Journey to the End of the Millennium
Studying the firmament--the night vault that sparkles with thousands of flickering lights--is older than recorded history. William E. Burrows, This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age
Origin of firmament
Firmament comes from Late Latin firmamentum, "firmness, the sky," from Latin firmare, "to make firm."
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