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Eris

[ eer-is, er-is ]
/ ˈɪər ɪs, ˈɛr ɪs /
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noun
the ancient Greek goddess of discord and the sister of Ares: identified with the Roman goddess Discordia.
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British Dictionary definitions for Eris (1 of 2)

Eris1
/ (ˈɛrɪs) /

noun
Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares

British Dictionary definitions for Eris (2 of 2)

Eris2
/ (ˈɛrɪs) /

noun
the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km
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Scientific definitions for Eris

Eris
[ îrĭs, ĕr- ]

A dwarf planet with a diameter of about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles). When Eris was discovered in 2005, it and its satellite Dysnomia were the farthest known celestial bodies in the Solar System.
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