sign of the zodiac


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sign of the zodiac

any of the 12 equal areas, 30° wide, into which the zodiac can be divided, named after the 12 zodiacal constellations. In astrology, it is thought that a person's psychological type and attitudes to life can be correlated with the sign in which the sun lay at the moment of his birth, with the ascendant sign, and to a lesser extent with the signs in which other planets lay at this time
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sign of the zodiac

[′sīn əvthə ′zō·dē‚ak]
(astronomy)
The zodiac is divided into 12 sections, called signs, in each of which the sun is situated for 1 month of the year; each sign, 30° in length, is named from a constellation with which the sign once coincided.
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