Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Vela and Lupus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A spring constellation of the northern sky (and autumn of the southern sky) with the outline of a centaur. It includes the stars Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient southern constellation, situated between Argus and Scorpio, pictured to represent a centaur holding a Bacchic wand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross

Etymologies

Latin Centaurus, centaur; see centaur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin centaurus, from Ancient Greek κένταυρος (kentauros, "centaur"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Vehicle Project team at the University of Minnesota, and it is called the Centaurus 2.

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  • One of the most remarkable findings it made so far was the fact that the closest active galaxy to the Milky Way, called Centaurus A, is capable of emitting both gamma-rays and radio radiation.

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  • Helicopters dispatched from a warship ended the standoff that could have caused a catastrophic explosion aboard the Maran Centaurus, which is carrying about 2 million barrels of crude oil that was destined for the United States.

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  • pirates had a shootout just before a ransom was delivered to free a supertanker loaded with combustible crude oil, prompting the pirates onboard to call the anti-piracy force for Helicopters dispatched from a warship ended the standoff that could have caused a catastrophic explosion aboard the Maran Centaurus, which is carrying about 2 million barrels of crude

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  • Centaurus Metals Limited (ASX: CTM) ( "Centaurus" or "the Company") is pleased to advise that it will raise up to $18 million to accelerate growth at its Brazilian Iron Ore Projects.

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  • The black hole in the middle of Centaurus A power up its jets materials to velocities half the speed of light.

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  • When Enron collapsed a year later, he went into business for himself founding Centaurus, a hedge fund focusing mostly on natural gas, energy trading.

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  • After the patriarchal see is established at the Centaurus Colony, you will establish there a mother house of the Visitationist Friars of the Order of Saint Leibowitz of Tycho.

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  • The Centaurus Colony may then be declared a separate patriarchate, with full patriarchal jurisdiction going to the cardinal who will accompany you.

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