1. Proper noun.  (Greek god) son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
  2. Proper noun.  (astronomy) a moon of Saturn.
  3. Proper noun.  (astronomy) a crater in the first quadrant of the moon.
  4. Proper noun.  (context, warfare) Intercontinental ballistic missile.
  5. Noun.  A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.
  6. Noun.  A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.
  7. Noun.  (chiefly, in) A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.
  8. Noun.  (topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.
  9. Noun.  (anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.
  10. Noun.  One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
  11. Noun.  (architecture) A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.
  12. Noun.  (context, paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

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