Meaning of asterism
Pronunciation: (as'tu-riz"um), [key]
- a group of stars.
- a constellation.
- a property of some crystallized minerals of showing a starlike luminous figure in transmitted light or, in a cabochon-cut stone, by reflected light.
- three asterisks (&astlowastast; or &lowastastlowast;) printed to draw attention to a passage it precedes.
- asterism (Thesaurus)