from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In astronomy: A system composed of a multitude of stars apparently set off by themselves from the rest of the stellar universe.
  • n. A binary or multiple star.


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  • Sensing that it would be best to move on rather than let the crew dwell too long on the images of carnage from Erilon, he reactivated the Jinoteur star-system map on the monitor.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • Might i suggest the star-system as it is applied by local newspaper movie critics everywhere?

    the-forest Diary Entry

  • It was after that meeting that the number of "mikes," which is the magazine's star-system for rating bands, was increased on the Made Men review from three and a half to four and a half.

    New York's Deborah Mitchell Jumps to Ed Kosner's Sunday Daily News

  • Other factors influencing a channel include experiential life perceptions; level of telepathic ability; star-system vibrational atunement; practical background, interest, and training in science, technology, history, and metaphysics; conscious present and subconscious past-life conditioning; and, most important, related ego factors.

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

  • The Lhari ships traveled at normal speeds, like the regular planetary ships, inside each star-system.

    The Colors of Space

  • Now Pao was prosperous and sent its merchant fleet cruising throughout the star-system.

    The Languages of Pao

  • This This reflection enlarges the enquiry: it is no longer a question of earth alone, but of the whole star-system, all the heavens, the kosmos entire.

    The Six Enneads.

  • "For the ship represents a thing of enormous value to this entire star-system."

    Invaders from the Infinite

  • Also, we'll demonstrate -- take you to any star-system in the galaxy.

    The Galaxy Primes

  • The star-system is bad for the stage because the minor parts are smothered and the situations distorted to give the favorite an orbit.

    The Art of the Moving Picture


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