Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

[kas-ee-uh-pee-uh]
noun, genitive Cassiopeiae [kas-ee-uh-pee-ee] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
2.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.

Cassiopeian, adjective
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Cassiopeia1 (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə)
 
n
Greek myth the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

Cassiopeia2 (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə)
 
n , Latin genitive Cassiopeiae
a very conspicuous W-shaped constellation near the Pole Star. Cassiopeia A is a very strong radio and X-ray source, identified as the remnant of a supernova thought to have occurred in the late 17th century
 
Cassio'peian2
 
adj

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Cassiopeia
northern constellation, in Gk. mythology, queen of Ethiopia and mother of Andromeda, from Gk. Kassiepeia, of unknown origin.
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Cassiopeia   (kās'ē-ə-pē'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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cassiopeia

in astronomy, a constellation of the northern sky, easily recognized by a group of five bright stars forming a slightly irregular W. It lies at one hour right ascension (the coordinate of the celestial sphere analogous to longitude on the Earth) and 60 north declination (angular distance north of the celestial equator). Tycho's nova, one of the few recorded supernovae in the Galaxy, appeared in Cassiopeia in 1572.

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