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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahy-ron]
    • /ˈkaɪ rɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahy-ron]
    • /ˈkaɪ rɒn/

Definitions of chiron word

  • noun chiron a wise and kind centaur who taught many great heroes in their youth, including Achilles, Actaeon, and Jason 3
  • noun chiron a minor planet, discovered by Charles Kowal in 1977, revolving round the sun between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus 3
  • noun chiron the wisest of all centaurs, famous for his knowledge of medicine: he is the teacher of Asclepius, Achilles, and Hercules 3
  • noun chiron Classical Mythology. a wise and beneficent centaur, teacher of Achilles, Asclepius, and others. 1
  • noun chiron Astronomy. an asteroid located between Saturn and Uranus, about 100 miles (160 km) in diameter: discovered in 1977. 1

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chiron popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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