Meaning of “astrology” in the English Dictionary

"astrology" in British English

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astrologynoun [ U ]

uk /əˈstrɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /əˈstrɑː.lə.dʒi/

the study of the movements and positions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in the belief that they affect the character and lives of people

Examples

  • Unlike astronomy, astrology cannot be described as an exact science.
  • In astrology, a person's personality is supposed to relate to which star sign they were born under.
  • He really believes that, through astrology, you can predict what will happen to you.
  • She's one of those people who believes in astrology and reads her horoscope every day.
  • The author uses astrology to show you how to exploit your potential in every area of life.
astrological
adjective uk /ˌæs.trəˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌæs.trəˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/

an astrological chart/forecast

(Definition of “astrology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"astrology" in American English

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astrologynoun [ U ]

us /əˈstrɑl·ə·dʒi/

the ancient practice of studying the movements and positions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in the belief that they influence human behavior

(Definition of “astrology” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)