1 (mineralogy) a six-rayed star-shaped figure seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light
2 (astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
- A small group of stars that forms a visible pattern but is not an official constellation.
- A star-shaped figure exhibited by some crystals by reflected light (as in a star sapphire) or by transmitted light (as in some mica).
- A rarely used typographical symbol (⁂, three asterisks arranged in a triangle), used to call attention to a passage or to separate sub-chapters in a book.
small group of stars
- Finnish: asterismi
a star-shaped figure exhibited by some crystals
Asterism may refer to:
asterism in German: Asterismus
asterism in French: Astérisme (homonymie)
asterism in Japanese: アステリズム
asterism in Portuguese: Asterismo
asterism in Russian: Астеризм
asterism in Finnish: Asterismi
asterism in Ukrainian: Астеризм