Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a chart or catalogue of fixed stars, especially of stars visible to the naked eye

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chart or catalogue of fixed stars, especially of stars visible to the naked eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The measurement of stellar distances.
  • n. A description of the principal fixed stars arranged in constellations, with their designations, positions, and magnitudes.

Etymologies

urano- + -metry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sah was also drawn on the uranometry in the Dendera temple constructed at the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty (around first century B.C.).

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