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  1. Japanese andromeda.

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noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ for 2.
  1. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
  2. Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
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  • It was Phineus, he who had been betrothed to Andromeda, yet who had not dared to strike a blow for her rescue.

  • With this much to go on, though, we could go to Andromeda, fighting all the way.


    Edward Elmer Smith

  • "My private detectives found out about the Andromeda," he said.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • You know what that gang who took the Andromeda to Panurge found?

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • One tiny grain of truth and she'd chase you from here to Andromeda!

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for andromeda


  1. Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster


noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
  1. a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
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Word Origin and History for andromeda


constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally "mindful of her husband," from andros, genitive of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neuter plural) "counsels, plans, devices, cunning" (and source of the name Medea).

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andromeda in Science


  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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