Meaning of “fixed star” in the English Dictionary

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"fixed star" in British English

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fixed starnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɪkst ˈstɑːr/ us /ˌfɪkst ˈstɑːr/

Examples from literature

  • As seen from the earth, certain fixed stars appear to be in the neighbourhood of the sun, and are thus capable of observation during a total eclipse of the sun. 

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