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Asterism - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Asterism' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Asterism [ n.]
- A constellation.
- A small cluster of stars.
- An asterisk, or mark of reference.
- Three asterisks placed in this manner, /, to direct attention to a particular passage.
- An optical property of some crystals which exhibit a star-shaped by reflected light, as star sapphire, or by transmitted light, as some mica.