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andromeda

[ an-drom-i-duh ]
/ ænˈdrɒm ɪ də /
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noun

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Definition for andromeda (2 of 2)

Andromeda
[ an-drom-i-duh ]
/ ænˈdrɒm ɪ də /

noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ for 2.

Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
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British Dictionary definitions for andromeda (1 of 2)

Andromeda1
/ (ænˈdrɒmɪdə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for andromeda (2 of 2)

Andromeda2
/ (ænˈdrɒmɪdə) /

noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)

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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Scientific definitions for andromeda

Andromeda
[ ăn-drŏmĭ-də ]

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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