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Cas·si·o·pe·ia

 (kăs′ē-ə-pē′ə)
n.
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.]

Cassiopeia

(ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

Cassiopeia

(ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə)
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
ˌCassioˈpeian adj

Cas•si•o•pe•ia

(ˌkæs i əˈpi ə)

n. gen. -pe•iae (-ˈpi i)
for 1.
1. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
2. (in Greek myth) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
Cas`si•o•pe′ian, adj.

Cas·si·o·pe·ia

(kăs′ē-ə-pē′ə)
A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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Noun1.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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