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stel'lar associa'tion



Astron.
a sparsely populated group of between 10 and 1000 young stars of similar spectral type and common origin that are moving too fast to form a permanent, gravitationally bound system. Also called association of stars, association. Cf. globular cluster, open cluster.

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