astrology

noun as·trol·o·gy \ ə-ˈsträ-lə-jē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of astrology

1 archaic :astronomy
2 :the divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects

astrological

play \ˌas-trə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

astrologically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of astrology

Middle English astrologie, from Middle French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astr- + -logia -logy


ASTROLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

astrology

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Definition of astrology for English Language Learners

  • : the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people


ASTROLOGY Defined for Kids

astrology

noun as·trol·o·gy \ ə-ˈsträ-lə-jē \

Definition of astrology for Students

:the study of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on people's lives and behavior


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