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Cassiopeia

[ kas-ee-uh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌkæs i əˈpi ə /
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noun, genitive Cas·si·o·pe·iae [kas-ee-uh-pee-ee] /ˌkæs i əˈpi i/ for 1.
Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Cassiopeia

Cas·si·o·pe·ian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Cassiopeia (1 of 2)

Cassiopeia1
/ (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə) /

noun
Greek myth the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

British Dictionary definitions for Cassiopeia (2 of 2)

Cassiopeia2
/ (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːə) /

noun Latin genitive Cassiopeiae (ˌkæsɪəˈpiːiː)
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

Derived forms of Cassiopeia

Cassiopeian, adjective
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Scientific definitions for Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia
[ kăs′ē-ə-pēə ]

A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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