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Little Dipper,familiar configuration of stars in the constellation Ursa Minor (see Ursa Major and Ursa MinorUrsa Major and Ursa Minor
[Lat.,=the great bear; the little bear], two conspicuous northern constellations. Known to many peoples from ancient times, these constellations have had various names; the configuration of the
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Little Dipper[′lid·əl ′dip·ər]
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