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  • n. A star positioned circumpolar to the North Pole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the star toward which the north pole of the earth very nearly points, and which accordingly seems fixed and immovable in the sky. The star α (alpha) of the Little Bear, is our present north star, being distant from the pole about 1° 25', and from year to year approaching slowly nearer to it. It is called also Cynosura, polestar, and by astronomers, Polaris.

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

  • n. the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

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