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English noun: zodiac

1. zodiac (location) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

Broader (hypernym)part, region

Part holonymAquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Capricornus, exaltation, Gemini, house, Leo, Libra, mansion, Pisces, planetary house, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Scorpius, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign, Taurus, Virgo

Part meronymcelestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, sphere, vault of heaven, welkin

2. zodiac (artifact) (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

Broader (hypernym)diagram

Domain categoryastrology, star divination

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