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Leda

(lē`də), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics

Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Leda

(lē`də), in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta. According to most legends, she was seduced by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan. She bore two eggs; from one issued Castor and Pollux, from the other Helen (and, in some myths, Clytemnestra). Castor and Clytemnestra, however, are usually said to be the offspring of Tyndareus.

Leda

(lee -dă) A small satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1974 by Charles T. Cowall. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Leda

 

in ancient Greek mythology, the wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta. Attracted by her beauty, Zeus united with her, having taken the form of a swan. From this union Leda brought into the world two eggs from which Helen and the Dioscuri (Castor and Polydeuces) were eventually born. The union of Leda with Zeus in the form of a swan is a favorite subject in Hellenistic reliefs, the mural paintings in Pompeii, and painting of a later period (especially 15th- and 16th-century Italian painting: Leonardo da Vinci, Il Perugino, Correggio, Veronese, and Tintoretto).

Leda

[′lēd·ə]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Jupiter with a diameter probably less than 5 miles (8 kilometers), orbiting at a mean distance of 6.88 × 106 miles (1.11 × 107 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter XIII.

Leda

raped by Zeus in form of swan. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 149]

Leda

raped by Zeus in form of swan. [Class. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 149; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
See: Rape

LEDA

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Leda

(language)
A multi-paradigm language supporting imperative programming, declarative programming, procedural programming, functional programming, logic programming and object-oriented programming developed by Tim Budd <budd@cs.orst.edu> at Oregon State University in 1990-1993.

["Blending Imperative and Relational Programming", Tim Budd, IEEE Software 8(1):58-65 (Jan 1991)]. Forthcoming book.

ftp://cs.orst.edu/pub/budd/leda/.
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"We came up with the Leda Lock to take care of those problems."
That event had huge consequences, according to classical mythology: Leda's intercourse with the swan and then with her husband, King Tyndareus, resulted in two eggs, from which hatched Helen, Clytemnestra and the twins Castor and Pollux.
Still the fresco remains an exceptional find, according to Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna, who pointed out that Leda was painted in an unusual way, making her look directly at anyone who saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom.
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Complicating things further, there seems to be an invisible war between Leda's recent conversion to the Catholic Charismatic movement and her siblings' allegiance to the ancient beliefs and practices of their ancestors in their native Palawan.
Francisca e mae de Leda; Odete, casada com irmao de Francisca, e mae de Lola; ambas com os casamentos desfeitos abandonam as filhas, e as duas pre-adolescentes vao formar uma nova configuracao familiar com a tia Rosalia (irma de Francisca e cunhada de Odete).
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Para melhor compreensao do Campo Expandido na obra da artista Leda Catunda, faz-se uma breve apresentacao sobre arte contemporanea e suas inovacoes, tendo em vista que na contemporaneidade a arte esta em constantes transformacoes e ja nao e possivel definir com exatidao o limite entre pintura, escultura ou assemblage.