Definition of Zodiac

1. Noun. A belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes.




2. Noun. (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs.
Generic synonyms: Diagram
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination
Derivative terms: Zodiacal

Definition of Zodiac

1. n. An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16° or 18° broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.

2. n. An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16° or 18° broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Definition of Zodiac

1. Noun. (astrology) The belt-like region of the celestial sphere approximately eight degrees north and south of the ecliptic, which thousands of years ago included the apparent path of the sun, moon, and planets. ¹

2. Noun. (astrology) The twelve equal divisions of the astrological zodiacal region into signs, or houses, of the zodiac, each sign named after a constellation in this region. ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) The belt-like region of the celestial sphere corresponding to the apparent path of the sun over the course of a year, the ecliptic. ¹

4. Noun. A circle decorated with the signs of the zodiac. ¹

5. Noun. Any of various astrological systems considered similar to the above. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Zodiac

1. an imaginary belt encircling the celestial sphere [n -S] : ZODIACAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Zodiac

1. 1. An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16 deg or 18 deg broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac. A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac. 2. A girdle; a belt. "By his side, As in a glistering zodiac, hung the sword." (Milton) Origin: F. Zodiaque (cf. It. Zodiaco), fr. L. Zodiacus, Gr. (sc), fr, dim. Of zoon = an animal, akin to living, to live. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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zodiac (current term)
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