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EtymologyEdit

From Latin proximus (nearest, next) and centaurī (of the constellation Centaurus)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒk.sɪ.mə sɛnˈtɔː.ɹi/, /ˈpɹɒk.sɪ.mə sɛnˈtaʊə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑk.sɪ.mə sɛnˈtɔ.ɹi/, /ˈpɹɑk.sɪ.mə sɛnˈtaʊ.ɹi/

Centauri is sometimes pronounced to rhyme with dowry and sometimes to rhyme with story.

Proper nounEdit

Proxima Centauri

  1. (astronomy) A red dwarf star, part of the Alpha Centauri system. It is the nearest star to Earth's solar system.

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