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Deimos

[dahy-mos]
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noun
  1. an ancient Greek personification of terror, a son of Ares and Aphrodite.
  2. Astronomy. one of the two moons of Mars.
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Examples from the Web for deimos

Historical Examples

  • Deimos proved to be, as we had expected, about six miles in diameter.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars

    Garrett Putnam Serviss

  • We had quickly overtaken and passed Deimos, far within her orbit.

    Pharaoh's Broker

    Ellsworth Douglass

  • By the time Deimos had risen in the sky, they were sound asleep.

    Stand by for Mars!

    Carey Rockwell

  • Have I your permission to contact Deimos for the latest details, sir?

    Treachery in Outer Space

    Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman

  • Here is a transcript of the report from Deimos if you care to have it.

    Treachery in Outer Space

    Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman


British Dictionary definitions for deimos

Deimos

noun
  1. the smaller of the two satellites of Mars and the more distant from the planet. Approximate diameter: 13 kmCompare Phobos
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deimos in Science

Deimos

[dēmōs, dā-]
  1. The satellite of Mars that is second in distance from the planet.
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