Alderamin

noun
Al·​der·​a·​min | \ al-ˈder-ə-mən How to pronounce Alderamin (audio) \

Definition of Alderamin

astronomy
: a white variable star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Cepheus Five thousand years hence, Alderamin, in Cepheus will be the North Star, and 12,000 years from now it will be brilliant Vega in Lyra.— Phillip D. Stern, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 1 May 1988

called also Alpha Cephei

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First Known Use of Alderamin

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Alderamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alderamin. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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