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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horoscope  \Hor"o*scope\,  n.  [F.  horoscope,  L.  horoscopus  fr 
  Gr  ?,  adj.,  observing  hours  or  times,  esp.  observing  the 
  hour  of  birth,  n.,  a  horoscope;  ?  hour  +  ?  to  view,  observe. 
  See  {Hour},  and  {-scope}.] 
  1.  (Astrol.) 
  a  The  representation  made  of  the  aspect  of  the  heavens 
  at  the  moment  of  a  person's  birth,  by  which  the 
  astrologer  professed  to  foretell  the  events  of  the 
  person's  life;  especially,  the  sign  of  the  zodiac 
  rising  above  the  horizon  at  such  a  moment. 
  b  The  diagram  or  scheme  of  twelve  houses  or  signs  of  the 
  zodiac,  into  which  the  whole  circuit  of  the  heavens 
  was  divided  for  the  purposes  of  such  prediction  of 
  fortune. 
 
  2.  The  planisphere  invented  by  Jean  Paduanus 
 
  3.  A  table  showing  the  length  of  the  days  and  nights  at  all 
  places.  --Heyse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horoscope 
  n  1:  a  prediction  of  someone's  future  based  on  the  relative 
  positions  of  the  planets 
  2:  a  diagram  of  the  positions  of  the  planets  and  signs  of  the 
  zodiac  at  a  particular  time  and  place 




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