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centaur

(sĕn`tôr), in Greek mythology, creature, half man and half horse. The centaurs were fathered by IxionIxion
, in Greek mythology, king of the Lapithes. Ixion murdered his father-in-law to avoid paying a price for his bride. When no one on earth would purify him, Zeus took Ixion to Olympus and purified him.
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 or by Centaurus, who was Ixion's son. Followers of Dionysus, they were uncouth and savage, but some, such as ChironChiron
, in Greek mythology, centaur, son of Kronos. He was a renowned sage, physician, and prophet. Among his pupils were Hercules, Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. When Hercules accidentally wounded Chiron, the pain was so great that Chiron surrendered his immortality to
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, became friends and teachers of men. Their half-brothers, the Lapiths, engaged them in a battle that was described by Ovid, depicted on the Parthenon, and sculpted by Michelangelo.

centaur

see chiron.

centaur

In classical mythology, a monster, half man and half horse; a human torso on the body of a horse.
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Centaur

 

a stage used in the Atlas-C and Titan-3E American launch vehicles. The Centaur weighs about 17 tons and has two liquid-propellant rocket engines that produce a total thrust of 136 kilonewtons. Liquid hydrogen was used as a fuel for the first time in the Centaur. The first successful flight of a Centaur occurred in 1963.

centaur

beast that is half-horse, half-man. [Gk. Myth.: Mercatante, 201–202]
See: Horse

centaur

Greek myth one of a race of creatures with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the lower body and legs of a horse

Centaur

(Centaur Technology, Inc., Austin, TX) A subsidiary of Integrated Devices Technology (IDT) founded in 1995 by Glenn Henry. In 1997, it introduced the WinChip, a Pentium MMX-class CPU chip for the low-end market that never caught on. Centaur's designs and the WinChip were acquired by Via Technologies, Inc. (www.viatech.com) in 1999. See WinChip.
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