fixed star

noun

Definition of fixed star

: a star so distant that its motion can be measured only by very precise observations over long periods

First Known Use of fixed star

1551, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fixed star was in 1551

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“Fixed star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixed%20star. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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fixed star

noun

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: a star so distant that its motion can be measured only by very careful observations over long periods

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