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Meaning of "Circinus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIRCINUS

From Latin, a pair of compasses.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCINUS

Circinus  [ˈsɜːsɪnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCINUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circinus 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 CIRCINUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Circinus

Circinus

Circinus is a small faint constellation in the southern sky, first defined in 1756 by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Its name is Latin for compass, referring to the drafting tool used for drawing circles which points north. Its brightest star is Alpha Circini, with an apparent magnitude of 3.19. Slightly variable, it is the brightest rapidly oscillating Ap star in the night sky. AX Circini is a Cepheid variable visible with the unaided eye, and BX Circini is a faint star thought to have been formed from the merger of two white dwarfs. Two sun-like stars have planetary systems: HD 134060 has two small planets, and HD 129445 has a Jupiter-like planet. Supernova SN 185 appeared in Circinus in 185 AD and was recorded by Chinese observers. Two novae have been observed more recently, in the 20th century. The Milky Way runs through the constellation, featuring prominent objects such as the open cluster NGC 5823 and the planetary nebula NGC 5315. Circinus hosts one notable spiral galaxy, the Circinus Galaxy, which was discovered in 1977 and is the closest Seyfert galaxy to the Milky Way.

Definition of Circinus in the English dictionary

The definition of Circinus in the dictionary is a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Centaurus and the Southern Cross.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCINUS


acinus
ˈæsɪnəs
arsenous
ˈɑːsɪnəs
bounciness
ˈbaʊnsɪnəs
brassiness
ˈbrɑːsɪnəs
chanciness
ˈtʃɑːnsɪnəs
cicinnus
sɪˈsɪnəs
classiness
ˈklɑːsɪnəs
dressiness
ˈdrɛsɪnəs
fanciness
ˈfænsɪnəs
fleeciness
ˈfliːsɪnəs
folksiness
ˈfəʊksɪnəs
foxiness
ˈfɒksɪnəs
goosiness
ˈɡuːsɪnəs
gustiness
ˈɡʌtsɪnəs
horsiness
ˈhɔːsɪnəs
larcenous
ˈlɑːsɪnəs
mucinous
ˈmjuːsɪnəs
pursiness
ˈpɜːsɪnəs
ricinus
ˈrɪsɪnəs
tipsiness
ˈtɪpsɪnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCINUS

Circassia
Circassian
Circassic
Circe
Circean
circensial
circensian
circinate
circinately
Circini
circiter
circle
circle time
circler
circlet
circlip
Circlorama

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCINUS

Albinus
Antoninus
Cassius Longinus
Delphinus
Dominus
echinus
erinus
Flamininus
Gambrinus
Linus
Longinus
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
minus
Ninus
Paulinus
Quirinus
sinus
Socinus
terminus
uncinus

Synonyms and antonyms of Circinus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Circinus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCINUS

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The translations of Circinus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Circinus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圆规座
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Circinus
570 millions of speakers

English

Circinus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिर्सिनस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البيكار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Циркуль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Circinus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Circinus
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Circinus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Circinus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Circinus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コンパス座
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

컴퍼스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Circinus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Circinus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Circinus
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्कनस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Pergel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Circinus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Circinus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Циркуль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Circinus
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Διαβήτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Circinus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Circinus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Circinus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Circinus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCINUS»

The term «Circinus» is normally little used and occupies the 113.739 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Circinus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCINUS»

Discover the use of Circinus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Circinus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Circinus Constellation: List of Stars in Circinus, Psr ...
Excerpt: This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Circinus, sorted by decreasing brightness. ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=8591434
General Books LLC, LLC Books, 2010
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The Constellations: Stars and Stories
CIRCINUS: The. Compasses. ClRC IN US doesn't stand a chance. Not only is it the fourth smallest constellation in the sky, it's right next to Centaurus. The dim stars of Circinus pale in comparison to Alpha and Beta Centauri. If you do look for it, ...
Chris Sasaki, 2003
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Extended Emission Surrounding Nearby Seyfert Galaxies
3.3.1 Circinus The Circinus galaxy, hereafter simply Circinus, is a nearby spiral galaxy [76], at an inclination of ∼ 65◦ [199]. Circinus hosts one of the nearest AGN (d ≈ 4 Mpc, hence 1 ≈ 20 pc), and allows high spacial resolution investigations ...
Jianning Zeng, 2009
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VLBI and Compact Radio Sources
Roberto Fanti, K. Kellerman, Giancarlo Setti, International Astronomical Union. RADIO FLARES FROM CIRCINUS X-l G. D. Nicolson National Institute for Telecommunications Research C S I R Johannesburg The galactic x-ray source Circinus ...
Roberto Fanti, K. Kellerman, Giancarlo Setti, 1984
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New Scientist
There the interest in the excesses of point sources might have waned, but for the redetermination of the position of the highly variable X-ray source Circinus X-l. All the bright galactic X-ray sources are probably close binary systems, that is, they ...
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The Interplay Among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic ...
Left: True colour image of Circinus. FoV = 27"x27'\ combining HST F814W (blue) and NACO J- (green) and Ks-bands (red). Some of the stars used for astrometry and spatial resolution estimate are visible. Right: NACO J+H + K image of Cen A.
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann, Luis C. Ho, Henrique R. Schmitt, 2004
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Black Holes (IAU S238): From Stars to Galaxies - Across the ...
(a) Averaged total flux of the Circinus nucleus in the N band (blue) and total flux of the model (red) with silicate absorption (continuous) and without silicate absorption (dashed), (b) Correlated fluxes as observed during the night of 2005- 02-28.
International Astronomical Union. Symposium, Vladimír Karas, Giorgio Matt, 2007
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Guidebook to the Constellations: Telescopic Sights, Tales, ...
Circinus (sir-sin-us) The (Drafting) Compass Circini (sir-sin-ee) 9:00 P.M. Culmination:June 15 Cir AREA: 93 sq.deg., 85th in size One of the smallest and simplest of the constellations, Circinus represents a drafting compass or divider.
Phil Simpson, 2012
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II International GTC Workshop: Science with GTC 1st-light ...
Left: True colour image of Circinus, FoV = 27"x27", combining HST F814W (blue) and NACO J- (green) and Ks-bands (red). Some of the stars used for astrometry and spatial resolution estimate are visible. Right: NACO J+H+K image of Cena A  ...
Ana María Hidalgo-Gámez, 2005
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European Collections of Scientific Instruments, 1550-1750
... gravica [SIC] Quadrans aeneus in circula circinus GalilaeI cum quadrantej et circinus universalis chalibeus . via sunt circa nec non alius circinus maior divisus in partes proportionales circinus aeneus cum quadrante divisus in gradus Regula ...
Giorgio Strano, Stephen Johnston, Mara Miniati, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCINUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Circinus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Witnessing Light Echoes from a Neutron Star
X-ray echoes from binary star system Circinus X-1 are helping astronomers measure its distance from Earth. Imagine ripples spreading out from ... «Sky & Telescope, Jun 15»
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Space: X-ray Observatory pinpoints faraway neutron star
Circinus X-1 is a binary star system located at the other end of the Milky ... out the distance to Circinus X-1 with more accuracy than ever before. «ElectronicsWeekly.com, Jun 15»
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Light echo helps researchers map out parts of galaxy
Thousands of years before humans invented agriculture, a bright burst of X-rays left the dense neutron star Circinus X-1, located in the faint ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
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NASA's Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant …
The rings appear as circles around Circinus X-1, a double star system in the plane of our galaxy containing a neutron star, the dense remnant ... «Yumanewsnow, Jun 15»
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Circinus X-1: Astronomers Discover X-ray Rings around Neutron Star
Circinus X-1 is an old, low-mass X-ray binary in the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy containing a neutron star, the dense remnant of a massive ... «Sci-News.com, Jun 15»
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Transocean delays delivery of two drillships from Sembcorp Marine
The rigs, Transocean Cassiopeia, Transocean Centaurus, Transocean Cepheus, Transocean Cetus, and Transocean Circinus, were ordered ... «IHS Maritime 360, Jun 15»
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Growing number of cats put down after animal control rescue
Circinus, an orange and white Tabby is one of the cats available for adoption over the weekend. Charges have not yet been issued, but Seltz ... «WLNS, Jun 15»
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Watching a Quasar Shut Down
The Quasar Main Sequence · Peering Into Black Holes' Pasts · Spotting a Nearby Quasar's Winds · Dust in the Heart of Circinus. Shannon Hall ... «Sky & Telescope, Dec 14»
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Transocean Ltd. - Complete Fleet Analysis As Of December 18 And …
Centaurus. 400/35, 2016, Available, -. 4, Transocean Cetus, 400/35, 2017, Available, -. 5. Transocean. Circinus. 400/35, 2017, Available, - ... «Seeking Alpha, Dec 14»
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Transocean Ltd: Fleet Analysis As Of October 15 And Commentary …
Centaurus. 400/35, 2016, Available, -. 4, Transocean Cetus, 400/35, 2017, Available, -. 5. Transocean. Circinus. 400/35, 2017, Available, - ... «Seeking Alpha, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Circinus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circinus>. Aug 2019 ».
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