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Meaning of ASTROLOGY

Pronunciation:  u'strâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
 

ASTROLOGY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: star divination
 
 See Also: horoscopy, pseudoscience

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*trol"o*gy\ ([a^]s*tr[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n. [F.
astrologie, L. astrologia, fr. Gr. 'astrologi`a, fr.
'astrolo`gos astronomer, astrologer; 'asth`r star + lo`gos
discourse, le`gein to speak. See {Star}.]
In its etymological signification, the science of the stars;
among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently,
the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human
affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and
aspects.

Note: Astrology was much in vogue during the Middle Ages, and
      became the parent of modern astronomy, as alchemy did
      of chemistry. It was divided into two kinds: judicial
      astrology, which assumed to foretell the fate and acts
      of nations and individuals, and natural astrology,
      which undertook to predict events of inanimate nature,
      such as changes of the weather, etc.

 
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