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Cassiopeia

[kas-ee-uh-pee-uh] /ˌkæs i əˈpi ə/
noun, genitive Cassiopeiae
[kas-ee-uh-pee-ee] /ˌkæs i əˈpi i/ (Show IPA),
for 1.
1.
Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
2.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
Related forms
Cassiopeian, adjective
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Cassiopeia1

/ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

Cassiopeia2

/ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə/
noun (Latin genitive) Cassiopeiae (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːiː)
1.
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
Derived Forms
Cassiopeian, adjective
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n.

northern constellation, in Greek mythology queen of Ethiopia and mother of Andromeda, from Latinized form of Greek Kassiepeia, Kassiopeia, of unknown etymology. Related: Cassiopeian.

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Cassiopeia in Science
Cassiopeia
  (kās'ē-ə-pē'ə)   
A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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