Definition of Proxima Centauri in English:

Proxima Centauri

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A faint red dwarf star associated with the bright binary star Alpha Centauri. It is the closest known star to the solar system (distance 4.24 light years).

Pronunciation

Proxima Centauri

/ˌpräksəmə ˌsenˈtôˌrī/ /ˌprɑksəmə ˌsɛnˈtɔˌraɪ/

Origin

Latin, ‘nearest (star) of Centaurus’.