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Webster 1913 Edition


Algol

Al′gol

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Noun.
[Ar.
al-ghūl
destruction, calamity, fr.
ghāla
to take suddenly, destroy.]
(Astron.)
A fixed star, in Medusa’s head, in the constellation Perseus, remarkable for its periodic variation in brightness.

Webster 1828 Edition


Algol

AL'GOL

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Noun.
A fixed star of the third magnitude, called Medusa's head, in Perseus; Long. 21 degrees 50' 42' of Taurus; Lat 23 degrees 23' 47' North.

Definition 2022


Algol

Algol

See also: algol and ALGOL

English

Proper noun

Algol

  1. (astronomy) An eclipsing binary star in the constellation of Perseus; Beta (β) Persei. It represents the eye of Medusa, whose head is being held by Perseus.

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Portuguese

Proper noun

Algol f

  1. (astronomy) Algol (binary star in the constellation of Perseus)

algol

algol

See also: Algol and ALGOL

French

Noun

algol m (plural algols)

  1. (computing) ALGOL

Italian

Noun

algol m (invariable)

  1. (computing) ALGOL

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