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zodiacnoun

uk   /ˈzəʊ.di.æk/  us   /ˈzoʊ-/
the zodiac [S] (in the ​study of the ​planets and ​theirinfluence on ​life) an ​area of the ​sky through which the ​sun, ​moon, and most of the ​planetsappear to ​move, ​divided into twelve ​equalparts, each with a ​name and ​symbol, and each ​connected with an ​exacttime of ​year: the ​signs of the zodiac [C usually singular] a ​circulardrawingrepresenting the zodiac
zodiacal
adjective uk   us   /-ˈdaɪ.ə.kəl/
(Definition of zodiac from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zodiacnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈzoʊd·iˌæk/
an ​area of the ​sky in which the ​positions of the ​sun, ​moon, ​stars, and ​planets are ​believed in ​astrology to ​influencehumanbehavior, and which is ​divided into twelve ​equalsections
(Definition of zodiac from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zodiac”
in Spanish zodiaco…
in Vietnamese cung Hoàng đạo…
in Malaysian zodiak…
in Thai จักรราศี…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄道十二宫图…
in Indonesian zodiak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黃道十二宮圖…
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