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neptune


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Neptune  \Nep"tune\,  n.  [L.  Neptunus.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Myth.)  The  son  of  Saturn  and  Ops,  the  god  of  the 
  waters,  especially  of  the  sea.  He  is  represented  as 
  bearing  a  trident  for  a  scepter. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  The  remotest  known  planet  of  our  system, 
  discovered  --  as  a  result  of  the  computations  of 
  Leverrier  of  Paris  --  by  Galle,  of  Berlin,  September  23, 
  1846.  Its  mean  distance  from  the  sun  is  about 
  2,775,000,000  miles,  and  its  period  of  revolution  is  about 
  164,78  years. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Neptune 
  n  1:  (Roman  mythology)  god  of  the  sea;  counterpart  of  Greek 
  Poseidon  [syn:  {Neptune}] 
  2:  a  giant  planet  with  a  ring  of  ice  particles;  the  8th  planet 
  from  the  sun  [syn:  {Neptune}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Neptune 
 
  A  hypertext  system  for  computer  assisted  software  engineering, 
  developed  at  Tektronix 
 
 




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