- fixed star
- noun Astronomy, historical a star, as distinguished from a planet by its fixed position.
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fixed star — n. any star that appeared to early astronomers to be in a fixed position when compared to other stars, in contrast to the planets, which were thought to be moving stars … English World dictionary
fixed star — fixed′ star′ n. astron. any of the stars that apparently always retain the same position in respect to one another • Etymology: 1555–65 … From formal English to slang
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fixed star — noun any star in the Ptolemaic theory of planetary motion • Hypernyms: ↑star * * * noun : a true star at such great distance that its motion can be measured only by very precise observations over long periods as distinguished from a planet or… … Useful english dictionary
fixed star — star whose position in the sky appears to remain the same (in relation to other stars) … English contemporary dictionary
fixed star — noun Any star that is so distant that its movement, relative to others, is not perceptible; in practice, any star except the Sun … Wiktionary
fixed star — noun Date: 1551 a star so distant that its motion can be measured only by very precise observations over long periods … New Collegiate Dictionary
fixed star — Astron. any of the stars which apparently always retain the same position in respect to one another. [1555 65] * * * … Universalium
fixed star — The lower section of a swash plate in a helicopter rotor system that helps tilt the rotor blades. It is the nonrotating portion of the swash plate and is controlled by the cyclic controls … Aviation dictionary
fixed star — /fɪkst ˈsta/ (say fikst stah) noun any of the stars which apparently always retain the same position with respect to one another … Australian English dictionary