Oc·​tans | \ ˈäk-ˌtanz How to pronounce Octans (audio) \

Definition of Octans

: a constellation that is visible at the south celestial pole and that is represented by the figure of a navigational octant Octans the Octant, where the south celestial pole sits, is so faint it's not there.— Bob Berman, Astronomy, May 1998

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First Known Use of Octans

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Octans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Octans. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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