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noun [C or U]     /ˌsædʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈter.i-/
the ninth sign of the zodiac, relating to the period 22 November to 22 December and represented by a centaur (= half human, half horse) shooting an arrow, or a person born during this periodSigns of the zodiac Sagittarian     /-ən/ noun [C], adjective Signs of the zodiac
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