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Definition of "astrology" []

  • The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs. (noun)
  • Obsolete Astronomy. (noun)
  • The study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy (noun)

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Use "astrology" in a sentence
  • "As a wry aside: The Heretic, if you place any credence in astrology, is most likely a Libra."
  • "The word astrology comes from astro and logos, literally meaning the language of the stars."
  • "The history and geography of the world were familiar to his memory: the lives of the heroes of the East, perhaps of the West, 6 excited his emulation: his skill in astrology is excused by the folly of the times, and supposes some rudiments of mathematical science; and a profane taste for the arts is betrayed in his liberal invitation and reward of the painters of"