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Noun Concept
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constellation
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A configuration of stars as seen from the earth WordNet 3.0
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A configuration of stars as seen from the earth WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or an inanimate object. Wikipedia
One of the 88 divisions of the celestial sphere, defined by the IAU, many of which derive from traditional asterisms Wikidata
Any one of the 88 areas into which the sky — or the celestial sphere — is divided. OmegaWiki
An asterism, an arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern, or a division of the sky including it, especially one officially recognised by astronomers. Wiktionary
Formation of stars perceived as figure. Wiktionary (translation)