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[hahy-peer-ee-uh n] /haɪˈpɪər i ən/
Classical Mythology. a Titan, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
Origin of Hyperion
< Latin < Greek Hyperī́ōn, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + iṓn going; see ion Unabridged
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  • Excerpted from Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, published by Hyperion, copyright 2013.

  • Her new book, The Bag Lady Papers, comes out in February from Hyperion.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hyperion


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


an irregular-shaped outer satellite of the planet Saturn that tumbles chaotically
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Word Origin and History for Hyperion

a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, later identified with Apollo, from Greek, literally "he who looks from above."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Hyperion in Technology
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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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