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Ariel the name of a fairy in Shakespeare's The Tempest, who has been rescued from the enchantment of the witch Sycorax by Prospero and who must serve his new master until he is released; Ariel is the airy spirit who contrasts with the gross and animal Caliban.

The name was given to a satellite of Uranus discovered in 1851, the twelfth closest to the planet and the fourth largest (diameter 1,160 km), and subsequently to a series of six American and British satellites devoted to studies of the ionosphere and X-ray astronomy (1962–79).

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Ariel

Ariel (Uranus I) One of the major satellites of Uranus, with a radius of 581.1 × 577.9 × 577.7 km; mass 13.53 × 1020 kg; mean density 1670 kg/m3; albedo 0.34. Surface features are visible, including fissures, craters, and flows.

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Ariel (in the Bible)

Ariel (ā´rēĕl), in the Bible, aide of Ezra. In two other passages AV calls them "lionlike men" ( "two ariels of Moab" in RV). Nothing is known of them. Ariel is also used as a symbolic name of Jerusalem.

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Ariel

One of the two spirits supposed to have attended the seventeenth-century English writer on witchcraft, John Beaumont.

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Ariel (in astronomy)

Ariel (âr´ēəl), in astronomy, one of the moons, or natural satellites, of Uranus.

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ARIEL

ARIEL (ˈɛərɪəl) Automated Real-time Investments Exchange Limited (former computerized share-dealing system)

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