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Cassiopeia

Line breaks: Cas¦sio|peia
Pronunciation: /ˌkasɪə(ʊ)ˈpiːə
 
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Definition of Cassiopeia in English:

1 Greek Mythology The wife of Cepheus, king of Ethiopia, and mother of Andromeda.
2 Astronomy A constellation near the north celestial pole, recognizable by the conspicuous ‘W’ pattern of its brightest stars.
2.1 (as genitive Cassiopeiae /ˌkasɪə(ʊ)ˈpiːʌɪ, -ˈpɪiː/) Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Cassiopeiae

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