Circinus

noun

Cir·​ci·​nus ˈsər-sə-nəs How to pronounce Circinus (audio)
astronomy
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Centaurus and Triangulum Australe and that is represented by the figure of a drafting compass

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Circinus was in 1802

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“Circinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circinus. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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