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andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
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Andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
noun, genitive Andromedae
[an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA),
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1.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
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Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
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Andromeda1

/ænˈdrɒmɪdə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

Andromeda2

/ænˈdrɒmɪdə/
noun (Latin genitive) Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
1.
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
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Word Origin and History for andromeda

Andromeda

constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally "mindful of her husband," from andros, genitive of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neuter plural) "counsels, plans, devices, cunning" (and source of the name Medea).

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Andromeda
  (ān-drŏm'ĭ-də)   
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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Andromeda

in astronomy, constellation of the northern sky at about one hour right ascension (the coordinate on the celestial sphere analogous to longitude on the Earth) and 40 north declination (angular distance north of the celestial equator), named for Andromeda of Greek legend. Its most notable feature is the great Andromeda Galaxy.

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