fixed star

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fixed star

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

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