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Despina,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of NeptuneNeptune,
in astronomy, 8th planet from the sun at a mean distance of about 2.8 billion mi (4.5 billion km) with an orbit lying between those of Uranus and the dwarf planet Pluto; its period of revolution is about 165 years.
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Despina

(dess-pee -nă) A small satellite of Neptune, discovered in 1989. See Table 2, backmatter.
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Despina

disguised doctor who supposedly restores lovers to life. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Westerman, 98]

Despina

her stratagems control and resolve the plot. [Ital. Opera: Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Scholes, 259]
See: Servant
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