divination by means of the stars.
divination by the stars; also called astrology
Greek astro ‘star’
the study of the theoretical effects of astronomical bodies and forces on the earth’s atmosphere.
the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the positions and motions of the celestial bodies. Historical Examples The subject of Astrophysics does not admit of so definite a subdivision as that of astrometry. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the measurement of […]
- Astrometric binary
a binary star that can be recognized as such because of its undulating proper motion. astrometric binary (ās’trə-mět’rĭk) See under binary star.
. . . astronomer astronomical astronomy