Definition of Octans

1. Noun. The constellation that includes the southern celestial pole.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Octans

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an octant. It lies closest to the southern celestial pole of any constellation. ¹

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Definition of Octans

1. octan [n] - See also: octan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octans

Ochroma lagopus
Ochs
Ochsner
Ochsner's method
Ochsner clamp
Ocicat
Ocimum
Ocimum basilicum
Ockham
Ockham's Razor
Ockhamist
Ockhamistic
Ockhamists
Oct
Oct.
Octans (current term)
Octapla
Octavia
Octavian
Octavius
October
October 12
October 24
October Revolution
October surprise
Octoberfest
Octoberly
Octobers
Octobery
Octobr

Literary usage of Octans

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1. Star-names and Their Meanings by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899)
"The French edition of Flamsteed's Atlas has it as 1'Octans Reflexion. Gould assigns to it 88 naked-eye stars down to the 7th magnitude; the brightest, v, ..."

2. Catalogue of the Scientific Books in the Library of the Royal Society by Royal Society (Great Britain). Library (1839)
"... physique, &c. en 2 parties, dont la lre contient; un mémoire sur la nouvelle construction des octans et sextans à réflexion ; la description des octans ..."

3. Astronomy Without a Telescope: A Guide to the Constellations, and by Edward Walter Maunder (1904)
"... as also is Apus, which lies between them and Octans. The Southern Triangle is a neat little figure on the edge of the Milky Way, its three principal ..."

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