constellation Definition

  • 1a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure
  • 2a group of people or things having a shared characteristic

Using constellation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "constellation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The constellation Orion is visible in the winter sky.

  • Example

    The company has a constellation of talented employees.

  • Example

    The novel features a constellation of characters from different backgrounds.

  • Example

    The artist created a beautiful painting of the night sky with all the constellations.

constellation Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for constellation

Idioms Using constellation

  • a new group of people or things that have come together for a common purpose


    The merger of the two companies created a new constellation of businesses in the industry.

  • sharing the same circumstances or fate


    The two friends were born under the same constellation, both facing similar challenges in their lives.

  • to alter the composition or arrangement of a group of people or things


    The new CEO promised to change the constellation of the company by bringing in fresh talent and ideas.

Phrases with constellation

  • a prize given to someone who has not won a competition but has performed well


    Although he didn't win the race, he was awarded a constellation prize for his effort.

  • constellation of symptoms

    a group of symptoms that occur together and are characteristic of a particular disease or disorder


    The doctor diagnosed her with the flu based on the constellation of symptoms she was experiencing.

  • a group of products or services marketed under the same brand name


    The company's constellation brand includes a range of popular consumer electronics.

Origins of constellation

from Latin 'con-' meaning 'together' and 'stella' meaning 'star'


Summary: constellation in Brief

The term 'constellation' [ˌkɑːnstəˈleɪʃən] refers to a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern, or a group of people or things sharing a characteristic. Examples include the constellation Orion and a constellation of talented employees. Phrases like 'constellation prize' and idioms like 'a new constellation' extend the term's usage, while 'change the constellation' implies altering the composition of a group.

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