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adjective, Astronomy.
determined by or from the stars:
sidereal time.
of or relating to the stars.
of, relating to, or involving the stars
determined with reference to one or more stars: the sidereal day

Relating to the stars or constellations.

Measured with respect to the background of fixed stars instead of the Sun.


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