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A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Andromeda and Cepheus.
[Latin Cassiepīa, Cassiopēa, from Greek Kassiepeia, Cassiopeia, daughter of Cepheus and Andromeda, who was changed into a constellation.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
n, Latin genitive Cassiopeiae (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːiː)
(Astronomy) 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
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Cas•si•o•pe•ia(ˌkæs i əˈpi ə)
n. gen. -pe•iae (-ˈpi i)
1. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
2. (in Greek myth) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
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A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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|Noun||1.||Cassiopeia - (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||Cassiopeia - a W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris|
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