Definitions

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  • proper noun astronomy A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania.

Etymologies

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

[Modern Latin, from Latin crux, cross.]

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Latin crux ("a cross")

Examples

  • One element is what I call The Crux, which explains the point of the chapter in about 150 words or -- or fewer.

    Free Agent Nation: How America�s New Independent Workers are Transforming the Way We Live

  • He has 500 career assists, placing him second to Alvin Crux (630) on the school's all-time list, a record he should own if he plays the full year next year.

    Niagara - Team Notes

  • He has 500 career assists, placing him second to Alvin Crux (630) on the school's all-time list, a record he should own if he plays the full year next year.

    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Bishop Lowe criticised the hymn in Crux, the Manchester diocesan newsletter.

    Music

  • With a shorter head tube, shorter chain stays, and steeper angles compared to Specialized’s Tricross, new Crux is the company’s first true thoroughbred ‘cross racing frame.

    Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide, part three: Budget ‘cross bikes

  • So when the word gets out that Ulanor scientists have invented a machine that can send one back in time, a group called Crux sends an agent, Dyeva, to Earth to steal the machine and go back to prevent the "Time of Troubles" and thus stymie the birth of the present world.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • A French astronomer, seeing a vision of his faith made real, named the constellation "Crux", and we know it today as the Southern Cross, emblazoned like a marker on our corner of the sky.

    Address of the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the launch of the African Leadership Initiative

  • I’d never considered that clan Crux in Incus might have its own First, and that there could be two men known as the Crux, two living representatives of the god.

    Wildfire

  • I’d never considered that clan Crux in Incus might have its own First, and that there could be two men known as the Crux, two living representatives of the god.

    Wildfire

  • I’d never considered that clan Crux in Incus might have its own First, and that there could be two men known as the Crux, two living representatives of the god.

    Wildfire

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