American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Eridanus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A whale.
- n. [capitalized] A southern constellation, the Whale, in advance of Orion. It was anciently pictured as some kind of marine animal, possibly a seal.
- n. A genus of whales.
- n. astronomy A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a whale. It includes the star Mira.
- n. a large constellation on the equator near Pisces and Aquarius
- From Latin cētus ("a sea monster"), from Ancient Greek Κητώ (Kētō) (Latin Cēto), mother of the Gorgons. (Wiktionary)
- Latin cētus, whale, from Greek kētos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One CDO, called Cetus ABS CDO 2006-3, is an example.”
“Today, Christoffer Karoff at the University of Birmingham and a mate make a new suggestion based on their study of kappa Ceti, a star some 30 light years away in the constellation of Cetus which is very much like our Sun as it would have been 4 billion years ago.”
“I say this in light of the fact that on the same day as the announcement of the opening of the VLT, the Hubble space telescope released yet another stunning, close-up interstellar image, this one of a spiral galaxy in the Cetus constellation.”
“Even the most bare bones details promise wondrous adventure: Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae (daughter of King Acrisius), is raised by the fisherman Dictys, slays the Gorgon Medusa and ultimately rescues Andromeda, daughter of Cepheus, from the sea serpent Cetus (replaced with the Kraken for the movies) and marries her.”
“The high court's ruling affirmed a lower-court opinion that said the researcher's agreement with Cetus trumped the contract he had signed with Stanford.”
“Roche said Stanford could never have obtained the patents without the information the school obtained from Cetus.”
“One of the researchers, however, had entered into an agreement with Cetus Corp., a local biotech company, under which he pledged to assign his patent rights to Cetus in exchange for access to the company's information and facilities.”
“Cetus eventually transferred those rights to Roche.”
“Showing up on the Today show, Samsung Cetus in-hand, he let loose a humble smile and spent a little time showing off a trio of phones.”
“In the WSJ's January 14, 2008 article on Magnetar's strategy, Calyon was identified as the underwriter of a synthetic CDO called Cetus.”
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