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Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
Hannes Alfven

Meaning of "astrology" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASTROLOGY

From Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astrologos (originally: astronomer).
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASTROLOGY

astrology  [əˈstrɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASTROLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Astrology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASTROLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

astrology

Astrology

Astrology, or astromancy, consists of several systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and the Indians, Chinese, and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. In the West, astrology most often consists of a system of horoscopes purporting to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other celestial objects at the time of their birth. The majority of professional astrologers rely on such systems.:83 Throughout most of its history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition. It was accepted in political and academic contexts, and was connected with other studies, such as astronomy, alchemy, meteorology, and medicine. At the end of the 17th century, new scientific concepts in astronomy and physics called astrology into question. Astrology thus lost its academic and theoretical standing, and common belief in astrology has largely declined.

Definition of astrology in the English dictionary

The definition of astrology in the dictionary is the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities. Other definition of astrology is the primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASTROLOGY


acarology
ˌækəˈrɒlədʒɪ
andrology
ænˈdrɒlədʒɪ
biometeorology
ˌbaɪəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ
dendrology
dɛnˈdrɒlədʒɪ
electrology
ɪlɛkˈtrɒlədʒɪ
futurology
ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɒlədʒɪ
gastroenterology
ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɒlədʒɪ
horology
hɒˈrɒlədʒɪ
hydrology
haɪˈdrɒlədʒɪ
martyrology
ˌmɑːtəˈrɒlədʒɪ
meteorology
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ
metrology
mɪˈtrɒlədʒɪ
necrology
nɛˈkrɒlədʒɪ
nephrology
nɪˈfrɒlədʒɪ
neurology
njʊˈrɒlədʒɪ
numerology
ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ
petrology
pɛˈtrɒlədʒɪ
serology
sɪˈrɒlədʒɪ
urology
jʊˈrɒlədʒɪ
virology
vaɪˈrɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASTROLOGY

astroid
astrol.
astrolabe
astrolatry
astrologer
astrologic
astrological
astrological chart
astrologically
astrologist
astrometric
astrometrical
astrometry
astron.
astronaut
astronautic
astronautical
astronautically
astronautics
astronavigation

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASTROLOGY

archaeology
biology
biotechnology
ecology
genealogy
geology
information technology
methodology
microbiology
mythology
oncology
pathology
pharmacology
phonology
physiology
psychology
radiology
sociology
technology
terminology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of astrology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASTROLOGY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «astrology» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of astrology

Translation of «astrology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASTROLOGY

Find out the translation of astrology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of astrology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «astrology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

占星术
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

astrología
570 millions of speakers

English

astrology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ज्योतिष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِلْمُ التَّنْجِيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

астрология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

astrologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্যোতিষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

astrologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Astrologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Astrologie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

占星術
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

점성술
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Astrologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiêm tinh học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜோதிடம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फलज्योतिष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

astroloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

astrologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

astrologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

астрологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

astrologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αστρολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

astrologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

astrologi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

astrologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of astrology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTROLOGY»

The term «astrology» is very widely used and occupies the 13.370 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTROLOGY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about astrology

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASTROLOGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word astrology.
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Hannes Alfven
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
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Eleanor Catton
The way that I see astrology is as a repository of thought and psychology. A system we've created as a culture as way to make things mean things.
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Arthur C. Clarke
I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
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Lynn Collins
I've studied astrology for many, many years, and I feel like it's an incredibly challenging art.
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Alice Morse Earle
In the seventeenth century, the science of medicine had not wholly cut asunder from astrology and necromancy; and the trusting Christian still believed in some occult influences, chiefly planetary, which governed not only his crops but his health and life.
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John Kenneth Galbraith
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
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Emm Gryner
I'm interested in astrology and astronomy.
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David Hilbert
If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
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John Jewel
Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.
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Quincy Jones
I believe in astrology as much as I do in genetics.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASTROLOGY»

Discover the use of astrology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to astrology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need: ...
This edition of The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need still includes detailed information about how to cast your own chart the old-fashioned way and how to interpret it once you’re finished.
Joanna Martine Woolfolk, 2012
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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology
Practical and positive, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology offers techniques for using astrology to identify the qualities you seek in an ideal mate, realize your career and financial potential, calculate your luck, and discover your ...
Kris Brandt Riske, 2010
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The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences
Updated and expanded, this volume defines and explains more than 800 astrological terms and concepts from air signs to Zeus. 100 illustrations.
James R. Lewis, 2003
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Astrology for the Soul
She is a faculty member of the American Federation of Astrologers and co-author of Spiritual Astrology. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jan Spiller, 2009
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Aspects in Vedic Astrology
This book fills a voig by providing a clear and concise treatment of the subject.
Gopesh Kumar Ojha, Ashutosh Ojha, 2002
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Astrology: Transformation & Empowerment
Innovative in its purpose, this manual guides astrological interpreters and practitioners through every aspect of working with subjects.
Adrian Ross Duncan, 2002
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Astrology
Derek and Julia Parker may seem like innocent astrology teachers, but they are a very, very naughty pair. They make astrology fun.
Julia Parker, Derek Parker, 2007
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Vedic Nadi Astrology And Career
The book deals with this analysis at great length and enlightens a lay reader about the subject.
V. Raghuraman, 2005
9
Learning Astrology: An Astrology Book For Beginners
Examines the ancient art of astrology, providing insight into suns, planets, houses, and aspects, and describes how to accurately read an astrological chart.
Damian Sharp, 2005
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Astrology
Every human being is curious to have a peep into his future. He is naturally anxious to know the eventful periods of his life in advance. It is for this reason that he resorts to various means such as astrology, palmistry and numerology.
Dhamankar & Lagu, Madhusudan P. Lagu, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASTROLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term astrology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Astrology GIFs for the Week of July 6, 2015
Mercury darts into Cancer on Wednesday, July 8, joining both the sun and Mars. This transit indicates a desire for comfort and attachment to ... «New York Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Iran Astrology: Sun in Tir or Cancer, Moon in Esfand or Pisces 2015
Iran Astrology: Sun in Tir or Cancer, Moon in Esfand or Pisces 2015. https://instagram.com/p/4wXgbcrFwh/. Moon is in Esfand and the 8th and ... «Iranian, Jul 15»
3
EXCLUSIVE! Astrology Expert Terry Nazon Weighs In On Ben …
In Astrology, when Neptune starts to stir, he is compelling and uncontrollable and when he stops, you are left to pick up the pieces of a broken ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
4
Inside India's Zodiac Murders
India's booming business of astrology runs the gamut from roadside fortune tellers to wealthy astrology families who wield extensive political ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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BREZSNY'S ASTROLOGY • July 02-08, 2015
ARIES (March 21-April 19): To determine whether you are aligned with the cosmic flow, please answer the following questions. 1. Would you ... «Monterey County Weekly, Jul 15»
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Astrology GIFs for the Week of June 29, 2015
The full moon in Capricorn on Wednesday, July 1, will bring an important career-related project to fruition. Venus and Jupiter, the two most ... «New York Magazine, Jun 15»
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Venki advises Indians to shun 'dangerous' astrology
London, June 29: Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan may be a Nobel Prize winner, a knight of the realm and the president-elect of the Royal ... «Calcutta Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For July 2015
…and then with gay marriage legalized, no one ever discriminated against anyone based on orientation ever again. The End. Knowing when ... «Beliefnet, Jun 15»
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Astrology foundation to pay for bilking Iowans
DES MOINES, Iowa – The International Astrology Foundation has been ordered to pay nearly $14,000 in refunds to 78 Iowans. The consent ... «KIMT 3, Jun 15»
10
What's your sign? Nail salon matches mani to your astrology
When I first heard about a salon in Los Angeles that matches astrology readings to a custom manicure, I thought two things: First, how ... «Today.com, Jun 15»

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