Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, approximately 1,630 light-years from Earth.

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  • proper n. A blue giant star in the constellation Cygnus; Alpha (α) Cygni. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle. Deneb is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and one of the most luminous stars known.

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  • n. the brightest star in Cygnus

Etymologies

Arabic ḏanab, tail; see ḏnb in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic ذنب الدجاجة (dhanab ad-dajājah, "hen's tail"), from ذنب ("tail") + دجاجة ("hen"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stars: Alpha Cygni, also known as Deneb, blue-white, first magnitude.

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  • The Phenom II X4 will be a part of the Dragon platform and is also known as the Deneb core.

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  • It looks so bright from Earth that it has a name of its own, Deneb Kaitos, but we never call it that because "Deneb" brings to mind the other Deneb, Alpha Cygni, which is a real giant in a different part of the sky almost sixteen hundred light-years away.

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  • I also misspelled "Deneb," but caught it too late.

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  • The architecture is "Deneb", the socket is AM3 and the CPU still features

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  • "Deneb" architecture and therefore features 6MB L3 cache, with each core receiving its own dedicated 512KB of L2 cache (2MB total L2 cache).

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  • The whole event was designed to create interest in AMD's upcoming 45nm "Deneb" processors, namely the Phenom II.

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  • AMD SHOWED OFF its upcoming 45-nanometer 'Deneb' desktop chips for reviewers in Texas on Thursday, and overclocked it to what some observers said was 6. 3GHz.

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  • This processor has been known under the code name 'Deneb' for many months now, but Phenom II is what the processor will be launched as.

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  • Advanced Micro Devices demoed its upcoming 45-nanometer "Deneb" desktop chips -- now confirmed as Phenom II -- for reviewers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, and reports are in that AMD overclockers were able to achieve clock speeds north of 6

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