Hyperion

Hyperion

[hahy-peer-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a Titan, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
2.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek Hyperī́ōn, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + iṓn going; see ion

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Hyperion1 (haɪˈpɪərɪən)
 
n
Greek myth a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, father of Helios (sun), Selene (moon), and Eos (dawn)

Hyperion2 (haɪˈpɪərɪən)
 
n
an irregular-shaped outer satellite of the planet Saturn that tumbles chaotically

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Hyperion
a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, later identified with Apollo, from Gk., lit. "he who looks from above."
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Hyperion definition

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An MS-DOS personal computer that was manufactured in Kanata (near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) in the mid-1980s. It received considerable government subsidies and, while it was considered well-designed and manufactured and a real threat to the Compaq Portable, the Ottawa firm that designed it was unable to beat Compaq.
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hyperion

major moon of Saturn, notable in that it has no regular rotation period but tumbles in an apparently random fashion in its orbit. Hyperion was discovered in 1848 by the American astronomers William Bond and George Bond and independently by the English astronomer William Lassell. It was named for one of the Titans of Greek mythology.

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