multiple star


: several stars in close proximity that appear to form a single system

Examples of multiple star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the current reboot took nearly 20 years to get off the ground, with multiple stars and filmmakers coming and going. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 This year, a new trend is emerging: hiring multiple stars for one advertisement — meaning multiple contracts. Elizabeth Wagmeister, CNN, 9 Feb. 2024 The observations capture a critical moment in the formation process of a multiple star system. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 In celebration of 50 years of hip-hop, BMI brought together multiple stars for performances representing key locations in the history of the genre. Paul Grein, Billboard, 7 Sep. 2023 The next brightest is Canopus at –0.72, followed by the multiple stars of Alpha Centauri (which appear as just one to the unaided eye) at –0.3. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 28 July 2023 Out of the nine teams to enter this season with legitimate title aspirations (Bucks, Nets, 76ers, Celtics, Heat, Jazz, Clippers, Lakers, Nuggets), which one revolves around multiple star players who can’t shoot from three? Ira Winderman,, 1 June 2021 So, for the foreseeable future, astronomers must continue searching multiple star systems to find these muted monsters. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2020 Researchers have spied this sort of structure before—in WR 104 and Apep, both of which are multiple star systems with a Wolf-Rayet component. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 25 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple star was in 1786

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“Multiple star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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