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proper noun 
  1. (Greek mythology) : son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
  2. (Astronomy) a moon of Saturn discovered in 1980 from Voyager photos.
  3. (Astronomy) a crater in the first quadrant of the moon
  4. (Warfare, U.S.) Intercontinental ballistic missile
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    Etymology: From the Greek Mythological figure Atlas (see below), meaning "The Bearer (of the Heavens)", from tlenai, (to suffer, endure, bear).


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    noun 
    1. A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations, or other text.
    2. A bound collection of tables, illustrations, etc. on any subject.
    1. (topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.
      1. (anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.
      2. one who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
      3. (architecture) a figure of a man used as a column; telamon.
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: atlas
    • German: Atlas
    • Italian: atlante
    Etymology: From the Greek Mythological figure (Atlas), meaning "The Bearer (of the Heavens)", from á (tlenai), (to suffer, endure, bear).


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