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noun, Astronomy.
the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline.
(US & Canadian) the Little Dipper, a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial pole Also known as Ursa Minor, the Bear, the Little Bear
Little Dipper
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.


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