zodiac

Twelve constellations dividing the ecliptic into approximately equal parts. Each month the Sun is in a different constellation of the zodiac.
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Zodiac

The Babylonian and Greek signs of the zodiac were introduced into Egypt in the Greco-Roman Period. They were adapted into Egyptian imagery and used to decorate ceilings of tombs and temples, and coffin lids.
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Zodiac

The arc of the sky from the horizon, along which the Sun travels, making 360 degrees, is divided into twelve sectors of thirty degrees each, each sector corresponding to an astrological sign and with a specific character and significance of its own.
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zodiac

[n] - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic 2. [n] - (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
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Zodiac

the twelvefold subdivision of the ecliptic, anchored in the quarter-points which mark the extremes (solstices) and midpoints (equinoxes) of Earth's cycle of polar axial tilting to the Sun, or seasonal cycle.
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Zodiac

The band of constellations through which the Sun travels each year. The Zodiac is actually a band across the sky, 8 degrees either side of the ecliptic. With the exception of Pluto, all the planets and the Sun and Moon will be found within the Zodiac.
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Zodiac

The imaginary band of the night sky through which the Sun appears to travel during a year. It contains 12 constellations.
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Zodiac

The apparent path, in the sky, followed by the sun, moon and most planets, lying within 10 degrees of the celestial equator. Ancient Astrologers (nothing to do with modern astronomy! ) divided it into 12 groups, the Signs of the Zodiac. These are associated with the 12 Zodiacal Constellations.
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Zodiac

The band of the sky extending 8 degrees either side of the ecliptic.The Sun, Moon, and navigational planets are always within this band, with the occasional exception of Venus. The zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts, called signs, each part being named for the principal constellation originally within it.
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Zodiac

Zo'di·ac noun [ French zodiaque (cf. Italian zodiaco ), from Latin zodiacus , Greek ... (sc. ...), from ..., dim. of zw^,on an animal, akin to ... living, ... to live.] 1. (Astron.) (a) An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16° or 18° broad, in the
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zodiac

1. <astronomy> An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16 deg or 18 deg broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac. A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac. ... 2. A girdle; a
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zodiac

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

noun a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
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Zodiac

• (n.) An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16
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Zodiac

(from the article `Performing Arts`) In the field of urban crime, David Fincher delivered Zodiac (158 minutes), a well-sustained, densely woven investigation into a series of San ...
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zodiac

in astronomy and astrology, a belt around the heavens extending 9° on either side of the ecliptic, the plane of the earth`s orbit and of the sun`s ... [5 related articles]
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zodiac

zodiac Literally a “circle of animal figures”; a narrow band in the sky in which the movements of the major planets, Sun, and Moon take place; astrologically divided into twelve (or thirteen?) sections named for the major constellations. The constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aq
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Zodiac

[soundtrack] Two soundtrack albums were released from the 2007 film Zodiac. The first album, Zodiac: Songs from the Motion Picture, was released by Lakeshore Records on February 27, 2007 and features various popular music pertaining to the time periods covered in the film. The second album, Zodiac: Original Motion Picture Score, was release
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Zodiac

[cipher] In cryptography, Zodiac is a block cipher designed in 2000 by Chang-Hyi Lee for the Korean firm SoftForum. Zodiac uses a 16-round Feistel network structure with key whitening. The round function uses only XORs and S-box lookups. There are two 8×8-bit S-boxes: one based on the discrete exponentiation 45x as in SAFER, the other usin
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Zodiac

HMS Zodac was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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Zodiac

[schooner] The Zodiac is a two-masted schooner designed by William H. Hand, Jr. for the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals fortune. Hand intended to epitomize the best features of the American fishing schooner. The {convert|160|ft|m|adj=mid|-long} (sparred length; 127 feet on deck), 145-ton vessel competed in transatlantic races
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Zodiac

[solitaire] Zodiac is a solitaire card game which is played with two decks of playing cards shuffled together. An old game, it first appeared in Lady Adelaide Cadogan`s book Illustrated Games of Patience. It is so-named probably because of its "globe"-shaped layout. It had many variations until its rules were standardized in 1914. First, ei
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Zodiac

[comics] Zodiac is the name of four groups of fictional characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The first version (human) appears in Avengers #72 (Jan. 1970) and was created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema. The second version (android) first appear in Defenders #49 (July 1977) and were created by David Kraft and Keith Giffen.
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Zodiac

[film] Arnold Messer Zodiac tells the story of the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as "Zodiac" who killed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with letters and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of San Francisco`s most
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Zodiac

[band] ==Biography== Zodiac was formed by Jānis Lūsēns, then studying composition at the Latvian State Conservatory in Riga (now Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music). The other four members of the group were also students of various faculties of the same conservatory. Zodiac`s first vinyl record Disco Alliance (Russian: Диско
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