zodiac

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  • A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the sun.
  • In astrology, this band divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide, bearing the name of a constellation for which it was originally named but with which it no longer coincides owing to the precession of the equinoxes.
  • A diagram or figure representing the zodiac.
  • A complete circuit; a circle.
  • Of the moon or of a planet, the belt of the heavens within which the moon or a planet moves.
  • A belt of twelve constellations, extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic.
  • Figuratively, a round or circuit; a zone; a complete course.
  • In <em>heraldry</em>, a bearing representing a part of the imaginary zodiacal circle, forming an arched bend or bend sinister, and with several of the signs upon it, the number being specified in the blazon.
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  • An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16° or 18° broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  • A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.
  • A girdle; a belt.
  • The belt-like region of the <xref>celestial sphere</xref> approximately eight <xref>degrees</xref> north and south of the <xref>ecliptic</xref>, which thousands of years ago included the apparent path of the <xref>sun</xref>, <xref>moon</xref>, and <xref>planets</xref>.
  • The twelve equal divisions of the astrological zodiacal region into <xref>signs</xref>, or <xref>houses</xref>, of the zodiac, each sign named after a <xref>constellation</xref> in this region.
  • The belt-like region of the celestial sphere corresponding to the apparent path of the sun over the course of a year, the <xref>ecliptic</xref>.
  • A <xref>circle</xref> <xref>decorated</xref> with the signs of the zodiac.
  • Any of various astrological systems considered similar to the above.
  • (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
  • a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
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