Adjective "zodiacal" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/zə(ʊ)ˈdʌɪək(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Book III consists largely of tables of numbers, whose columns are headed by zodiacal and planetary symbols, suggesting astronomical data.'
  2. 'And of the 12 zodiacal constellations, five have become entirely invisible in the most light-polluted skies - and the seven remaining ones are all missing some stars.'

Definitions

1. an imaginary belt of the heavens, extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic, within which are the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets. It contains twelve constellations and hence twelve divisions called signs of the zodiac. Each division, however, because of the precession of the equinoxes, now contains the constellation west of the one from which it took its name.Compare sign of the zodiac.

2. a circular or elliptical diagram representing this belt, and

More examples(as adjective)

"constellations can be zodiacal."

"themes can be zodiacal."

"signs can be zodiacal."

"lights can be zodiacal."

Origin

(zodiac)