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vladimir_vladimirovich_putin

  • noun Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000; formerly director of the Federal Security Bureau (born in 1952)
    Putin; Vladimir Putin.

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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francis_galton

  • noun English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)
    Galton; Sir Francis Galton.

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lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Alfred Kastler.

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gabriel_daniel_fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Fahrenheit.

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hans_fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
    Fischer.

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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klein

  • noun German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
    Felix Klein.
  • noun United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
    Melanie Klein.

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plato

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

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vagn_walfrid_ekman

  • noun Swedish oceanographer who recognized the role of the Coriolis effect on ocean currents (1874-1954)
    Ekman.

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pancetta

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first_earl_of_orford

  • noun Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
    Sir Robert Walpole; Walpole; Robert Walpole.

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microscopist

  • noun a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes

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linus_pauling

  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Pauling; Linus Carl Pauling.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Denis Diderot.

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prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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mania

  • noun an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
    passion; cacoethes.
  • noun a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
    manic disorder.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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richard_errett_smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Smalley; Richard Smalley; Richard E. Smalley.

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antoine_laurent_lavoisier

  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Antoine Lavoisier; Lavoisier.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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first_earl_of_chatham

  • noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
    Pitt the Elder; Pitt; William Pitt.

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sadi_carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Carnot.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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max_karl_ernst_ludwig_planck

  • noun German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)
    Max Planck; Planck.

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sir_geoffrey_wilkinson

  • noun English chemist honored for his research on pollutants in car exhausts (born in 1921)
    Wilkinson.

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carl_jung

  • noun Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
    Carl Gustav Jung; Jung.

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cholesterol

  • noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
    cholesterin.

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Ignace Paderewski.

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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chiang_kai-shek

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Chung-cheng.

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porcine

  • adjective relating to or suggesting swine
    • comparison between human and porcine pleasures
  • adjective satellite repellently fat
    gross.
    • a bald porcine old man

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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william_henry_gates

  • noun United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
    Bill Gates; Gates.

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heraclitus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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george_gamow

  • noun United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
    Gamow.

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jacques_alexandre_cesar_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Charles.

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sociolinguist

  • noun a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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martin_buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Buber.

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hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    William Rowan Hamilton; Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
  • noun English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Lady Emma Hamilton; Amy Lyon.

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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life_science

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    bioscience.

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hans_geiger

  • noun German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)
    Geiger.

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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nietzsche

  • noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

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jean-frederic_joliot

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Joliot-Curie.

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b._f._skinner

  • noun United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
    Fred Skinner; Skinner; Burrhus Frederic Skinner.

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richard_j._roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Roberts; Richard John Roberts.

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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baron_verulam

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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hendrik_antoon_lorentz

  • noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)
    Lorentz.

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edward_appleton

  • noun English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)
    Sir Edward Victor Appleton; Appleton.

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nguyen_tat_thanh

  • noun Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South Vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)
    Ho Chi Minh.

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veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.
  • noun United States mathematician (1880-1960)
    Oswald Veblen.

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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adolf_windaus

  • noun German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)
    Windaus.

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herbert_alexander_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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dmitri_mendeleev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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arthur_james_balfour

  • noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
    Balfour; 1st Earl of Balfour.

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harvey

  • noun English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    William Harvey.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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dumpling

  • noun small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
    dumplings.
  • noun dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

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sarah

  • noun (Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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jung

  • noun Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
    Carl Jung; Carl Gustav Jung.

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bismarck

  • noun German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
    Iron Chancellor; Otto von Bismarck; Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck; von Bismarck; Prince Otto von Bismarck.
  • noun capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river
    capital of North Dakota.

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occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Ockham.

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baron_clive_of_plassey

  • noun British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    Robert Clive; Baron Clive; Clive.

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gould

  • noun United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)
    Stephen Jay Gould.
  • noun United States financier who gained control of the Erie Canal and who caused a financial panic in 1869 when he attempted to corner the gold market (1836-1892)
    Jay Gould.

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benjamin_disraeli

  • noun British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)
    Disraeli; First Earl of Beaconsfield.

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victor_franz_hess

  • noun United States physicist (born in Austria) who was a discoverer of cosmic radiation (1883-1964)
    Victor Hess; Hess.

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parmenides

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

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evangelista_torricelli

  • noun Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
    Torricelli.

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syntactician

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    grammarian.

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chiang_chung-cheng

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Kai-shek.

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jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jens Otto Harry Jespersen; Otto Jespersen.

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karl_friedrich_gauss

  • noun German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
    Karl Gauss; Gauss.

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nikita_khrushchev

  • noun Soviet statesman and premier who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)
    Khrushchev; Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev.

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balfour

  • noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
    Arthur James Balfour; 1st Earl of Balfour.

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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andrei_markov

  • noun Russian mathematician (1856-1922)
    Markov; Markoff; Andre Markoff.

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hog

  • noun a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
    pig.
  • noun a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
    hogget; hogg.

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probability_theorist

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in probability theory

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welsh

  • noun a native or resident of Wales
    Welshman; Cymry; Cambrian.
  • noun a Celtic language of Wales
    Cymric.

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salt_pork

  • noun fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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scientific_discipline

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    science.
    • the science of genetics

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ethician

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethicist.

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iron_lady

  • noun British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
    Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Hilda Thatcher; Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven; Thatcher.

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hendrik_frensch_verwoerd

  • noun South African statesman who instituted the policy of apartheid (1901-1966)
    Hendrik Verwoerd; Verwoerd.

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cicero

  • noun a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Tully; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Sadi Carnot.

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comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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lenard

  • noun German physicist who studied cathode rays (1862-1947)
    Philipp Lenard.

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richard_john_roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Roberts; Richard J. Roberts.

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maxwell

  • noun a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
    Mx.
  • noun Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    James Clerk Maxwell; J. C. Maxwell.

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paul_hermann_muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Muller.

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phytologist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    botanist; plant scientist.

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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chemical_science

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemistry.

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oyster

  • noun marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
  • noun edible body of any of numerous oysters
    huitre.

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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louis_eugene_felix_neel

  • noun French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904)
    Neel.

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jean-frederic_joliot-curie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot; Joliot-Curie.

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ignace_jan_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Paderewski; Paderewski.

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ebenezer

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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arendt

  • noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
    Hannah Arendt.

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walesa

  • noun Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
    Lech Walesa.

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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joliot-curie

  • noun French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    Irene Joliot-Curie.
  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Jean-Frederic Joliot.

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ronald_george_wreyford_norrish

  • noun English chemist (1897-1978)
    Norrish.

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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marcus_tullius_cicero

  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Cicero; Tully.

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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kenyata

  • noun Kenyan statesman and the first president of independent Kenya (1893-1978)
    Jomo Kenyata.

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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aleksandr_mikjailovich_prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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hobbes

  • noun English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
    Thomas Hobbes.

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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anton_van_leuwenhoek

  • noun Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)
    Leuwenhoek; Anton van Leeuwenhoek; Leeuwenhoek.

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meal

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    repast.
  • noun any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

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harold_w._kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Kroto; Sir Harold Walter Kroto; Harold Kroto.

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plant_scientist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    phytologist; botanist.

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richard_erskine_leakey

  • noun English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
    Leakey; Richard Leakey.

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diana

(Myth.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade. Pope.

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carrel

  • noun French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
    Alexis Carrel.
  • noun small individual study area in a library
    stall; cubicle; carrell.

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viscount_st._albans

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Baron Verulam; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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heinrich_hertz

  • noun German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
    Hertz; Heinrich Rudolph Hertz.

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klemens_metternich

  • noun Austrian statesman (1773-1859)
    Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich; Metternich.

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gaius_cassius_longinus

  • noun prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
    Cassius Longinus; Cassius.

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gymnosophist

  • noun member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)

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glenn_t._seaborg

  • noun United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)
    Glenn Theodore Seaborg; Seaborg.

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hahn

  • noun German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968)
    Otto Hahn.

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george_paget_thomson

  • noun English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
    Sir George Paget Thomson; Thomson.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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joule

  • noun a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
    watt second; J.
  • noun English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
    James Prescott Joule.

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pierre_de_fermat

  • noun French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)
    Fermat.

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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disputed

  • adjective satellite subject to disagreement and debate
  • verb take exception to
    challenge; gainsay; dispute.
    • She challenged his claims

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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bernard_mannes_baruch

  • noun economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)
    Bernard Baruch; Baruch.

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svante_august_arrhenius

  • noun Swedish chemist and physicist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927)
    Arrhenius.

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david_ben_gurion

  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II; prime minister of Israel (1886-1973)
    Ben Gurion; David Grun.

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leuwenhoek

  • noun Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)
    Anton van Leuwenhoek; Anton van Leeuwenhoek; Leeuwenhoek.

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socratic

  • adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

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lobachevsky

  • noun Russian mathematician who independently discovered non-Euclidean geometry (1792-1856)
    Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky.

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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william_hyde_wollaston

  • noun English chemist and physicist who discovered palladium and rhodium and demonstrated that static and current electricity are the same (1766-1828)
    Wollaston.

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nelson_rolihlahla_mandela

  • noun South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
    Nelson Mandela; Mandela.

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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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philip_warren_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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petroleum_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    oil geologist.

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timothy_leary

  • noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
    Leary; Tim Leary; Timothy Francis Leary.

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august_ferdinand_mobius

  • noun German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790-1868)
    Mobius; August F. Mobius.

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julius_caesar

  • noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Caesar; Gaius Julius Caesar.

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behaviourist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviorist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behavioristic; behaviouristic.
    • behavioristic psychology

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researcher

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    investigator; research worker.

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william_of_ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; Ockham; Occam.

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ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Occam.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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prince_otto_von_bismarck

  • noun German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
    Iron Chancellor; Otto von Bismarck; Bismarck; Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck; von Bismarck.

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radiologic_technologist

  • noun a scientist trained in radiological technology

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medical_scientist

  • noun a scientist who studies disease processes

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bessel

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.

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mary_douglas_leakey

  • noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    Mary Leakey; Leakey.

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lorentz

  • noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)
    Hendrik Antoon Lorentz.

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bring_home_the_bacon

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
  • verb supply means of subsistence; earn a living
    provide.
    • He provides for his large family by working three jobs
    • Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

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information_science

  • noun the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
    informatics; IP; information processing.

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johann_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1667-1748)
    John Bernoulli; Bernoulli; Jean Bernoulli.

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john_dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.

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granville_stanley_hall

  • noun United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
    G. Stanley Hall; Hall.

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zsigmondy

  • noun German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)
    Richard Adolph Zsigmondy.

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dean_gooderham_acheson

  • noun United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)
    Acheson; Dean Acheson.

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maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon.

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ludwig_josef_johan_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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sociobiologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the biological determinants of social behavior

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jean_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1667-1748)
    John Bernoulli; Bernoulli; Johann Bernoulli.

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gabriel_lippmann

  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Lippmann.

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canadian_bacon

  • noun from a boned strip of cured loin

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h._j._eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Hans Jurgen Eysenck; Eysenck; Hans Eysenck.

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kaunda

  • noun statesman who led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia in 1964 and served as Zambia's first president (1924-1999)
    Kenneth David Kaunda; Kenneth Kaunda.

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a._noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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konoe

  • noun Japanese statesman who set Japan's expansionist policies and formed an alliance with Germany and Italy (1891-1945)
    Fumimaro Konoye; Prince Fumimaro Konoe; Konoye; Prince Fumimaro Konoye; Fumimaro Konoe.

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chaim_weizmann

  • noun Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
    Weizmann; Chaim Azriel Weizmann.

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oil_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    petroleum geologist.

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johann_muller

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
    Regiomontanus; Muller.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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cincinnatus

  • noun Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)
    Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

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democritus

  • noun Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

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chaim_azriel_weizmann

  • noun Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
    Chaim Weizmann; Weizmann.

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raymond_bernard_cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Cattell; Ray Cattell; R. B. Cattell; Raymond B. Cattell.

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giulio_natta

  • noun Italian chemist noted for work on polymers (1903-1979)
    Natta.

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joseph_black

  • noun British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
    Black.

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hevesy

  • noun Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)
    George Charles Hevesy de Hevesy.

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ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.
  • noun a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons

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mead

  • noun United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
    Margaret Mead.
  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    George Herbert Mead.

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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doc

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce; Commerce Department; Department of Commerce.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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gaius_julius_caesar_octavianus

  • noun Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
    Gaius Octavianus; Octavian; Augustus.

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philip_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Anderson; Philip Warren Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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alan_mathison_turing

  • noun English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)
    Turing; Alan Turing.

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powell

  • noun United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    Colin Powell; Colin luther Powell.
  • noun English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
    Cecil Frank Powell.

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cleanthes

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

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charles_martin_hall

  • noun United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)
    Hall.

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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henri_becquerel

  • noun French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)
    Becquerel; Antoine Henri Becquerel.

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gaius_octavianus

  • noun Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus; Octavian; Augustus.

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baconlike

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pitt_the_younger

  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt; Second Earl of Chatham; William Pitt.

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cryptography

  • noun the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
    cryptanalytics; cryptology; cryptanalysis.
  • noun act of writing in code or cipher
    steganography; coding; secret writing.

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jinnah

  • noun Indian statesman who was the founder of Pakistan as a Muslim state (1876-1948)
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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sir_alexander_robertus_todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Todd.

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frying

  • noun cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
    sauteing.
  • verb be excessively hot
    fry.
    • If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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spokesperson

  • noun an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    interpreter; voice; representative.
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

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fresnel

  • noun French physicist who invented polarized light and invented the Fresnel lens (1788-1827)
    Augustin Jean Fresnel.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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muhammad_ali_jinnah

  • noun Indian statesman who was the founder of Pakistan as a Muslim state (1876-1948)
    Jinnah.

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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jean_piaget

  • noun Swiss psychologist remembered for his studies of cognitive development in children (1896-1980)
    Piaget.

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gorbachev

  • noun Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
    Mikhail Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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club_sandwich

  • noun made with three slices of usually toasted bread
    triple-decker; three-decker.

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political_scientist

  • noun a social scientist specializing in the study of government

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augustin_jean_fresnel

  • noun French physicist who invented polarized light and invented the Fresnel lens (1788-1827)
    Fresnel.

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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first_baron_kelvin

  • noun British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
    Kelvin; William Thompson.

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dewar

  • noun vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
    Dewar flask.
  • noun Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
    Sir James Dewar.

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huxley

  • noun English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    Andrew Fielding Huxley; Andrew Huxley.
  • noun English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
    Aldous Huxley; Aldous Leonard Huxley.

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leonhard_euler

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1707-1783)
    Euler.

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cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Ernst Cassirer.

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richard_haldane

  • noun Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)
    Haldane; Richard Burdon Haldane; First Viscount Haldane of Cloan.

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nasser

  • noun Egyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1970)
    Gamal Abdel Nasser.
  • noun lake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan
    Lake Nasser.

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jacques_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles.

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alfred_bernhard_nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Nobel; Nobel.

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francois_maurice_marie_mitterrand

  • noun French statesman and president of France from 1981 to 1985 (1916-1996)
    Mitterrand; Francois Mitterrand.

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medallion

  • noun any of various large ancient Greek coins
  • noun a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)
    • medallions of veal

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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lorenzo_de'medici

  • noun Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492)
    Lorenzo the Magnificent.

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agrobiology

  • noun the study of plant nutrition and growth especially as a way to increase crop yield

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thomas_henry_huxley

  • noun English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
    Huxley; Thomas Huxley.

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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oceanographer

  • noun a scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas

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boffin

  • noun (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

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thomson

  • noun United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
    Virgil Garnett Thomson; Virgil Thomson.
  • noun United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
    Elihu Thomson.

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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equalitarian

  • noun a person who believes in the equality of all people
    egalitarian.

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bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Henri Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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phytochemist

  • noun a chemist who specializes in the chemistry of plants

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joroslav_heyrovsky

  • noun Czechoslovakian chemist who developed polarography (1890-1967)
    Heyrovsky.

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friedrich_august_kekule_von_stradonitz

  • noun German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
    Friedrich August Kekule; Kekule.

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richard_kuhn

  • noun Austrian chemist who did research on carotenoids and vitamins (1900-1967)
    Kuhn.

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sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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james_hutton

  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    Hutton.

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baron_clive

  • noun British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    Robert Clive; Clive; Baron Clive of Plassey.

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christian_friedrich_schonbein

  • noun German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
    Christian Schonbein; Schonbein.

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oceanography

  • noun the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
    oceanology.

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peameal

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colin_luther_powell

  • noun United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    Colin Powell; Powell.

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fry

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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tatws

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mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Gideon Algernon Mantell.

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william_james

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    James.

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lucretius

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Titus Lucretius Carus.

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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anwar_el-sadat

  • noun Egyptian statesman who (as president of Egypt) negotiated a peace treaty with Menachem Begin (then prime minister of Israel) (1918-1981)
    Anwar Sadat; Sadat.

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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goddard

  • noun United States physicist who developed the first successful liquid-fueled rocket (1882-1945)
    Robert Hutchings Goddard.

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madame_curie

  • noun French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
    Marie Curie; Curie; Marya Sklodowska.

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albert_abraham_michelson

  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) who collaborated with Morley in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1852-1931)
    A. A. Michelson; Michelson; Albert Michelson.

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robert_jemison_van_de_graaff

  • noun United States physicist (1901-1967)
    Robert Van de Graaff; Van de Graaff.

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frederick_soddy

  • noun English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956)
    Soddy.

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leonid_brezhnev

  • noun Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)
    Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev; Brezhnev.

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lipscomb

  • noun United States chemist noted for his theories of molecular structure (born in 1919)
    William Nunn Lipscom Jr..

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empedocles

  • noun Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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riemann

  • noun pioneer of non-Euclidean geometry (1826-1866)
    Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann.

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leeuwenhoek

  • noun Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)
    Leuwenhoek; Anton van Leuwenhoek; Anton van Leeuwenhoek.

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richard_e._smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Smalley; Richard Smalley; Richard Errett Smalley.

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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ethical_motive

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; morals; morality.

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hebraist

  • noun linguist specializing in the Hebrew language

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william_pitt

  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt the Younger; Pitt; Second Earl of Chatham.
  • noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
    Pitt the Elder; First Earl of Chatham; Pitt.

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gay-lussac

  • noun French chemist and physicist who first isolated boron and who formulated the law describing the behavior of gases under constant pressure (1778-1850)
    Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

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eclectic_method

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclecticism.

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getulio_dornelles_vargas

  • noun Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954)
    Vargas.

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le_chatelier

  • noun French chemist who formulated Le Chatelier's principle (1850-1936)
    Henry le Chatelier.

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esaki

  • noun physicist honored for advances in solid state electronics (born in Japan in 1925)
    Leo Esaki.

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morris

  • noun United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
    Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris; Esther Morris.
  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    William Morris.

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machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Niccolo Machiavelli.

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realness

  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realism; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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kromesky

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gates

  • noun United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
    Bill Gates; William Henry Gates.
  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
    gate.

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charles_sanders_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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walther_hermann_nernst

  • noun German physicist and chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics (1864-1941)
    Nernst.

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sir_seretse_khama

  • noun Botswanan statesman who was the first president of Botswana (1921-1980)
    Khama.

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auguste_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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tony_blair

  • noun British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
    Blair; Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.

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smoked

  • adjective satellite (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
    smoke-cured; smoke-dried.
  • verb inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
    smoke.
    • We never smoked marijuana
    • Do you smoke?

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vaclav_havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Havel.

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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mubarak

  • noun Egyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
    Hosni Mubarak.

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karl_gauss

  • noun German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
    Karl Friedrich Gauss; Gauss.

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lexicologist

  • noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    lexicographer.

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.
  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.

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1st_earl_of_balfour

  • noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
    Arthur James Balfour; Balfour.

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odd_hassel

  • noun Norwegian chemist noted for his research on organic molecules (1897-1981)
    Hassel.

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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mendelian

  • noun a follower of Mendelism
  • adjective of or relating to Gregor Mendel or in accord with Mendel's laws
    • Mendelian inheritance

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john_william_strutt

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; Third Baron Rayleigh; Rayleigh.

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dmitri_ivanovich_mendeleev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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bertram_brockhouse

  • noun Canadian physicist who bounced neutron beams off of atomic nuclei to study the structure of matter (1918-2003)
    Brockhouse.

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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linus_carl_pauling

  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Linus Pauling; Pauling.

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lars_onsager

  • noun United States chemist (born in Norway) noted for his work in thermodynamics (1903-1976)
    Onsager.

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paleontology

  • noun the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
    palaeontology; fossilology.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Richard J. Roberts; Richard John Roberts.
  • noun United States evangelist (born 1918)
    Oral Roberts.

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aristotelean

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelian.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelic; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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anaximander

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

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stargazer

  • noun someone indifferent to the busy world
    lotus-eater.
    • in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus-eaters who live in dreamy indolence
  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    astronomer; uranologist.

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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shoulder

  • noun the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • noun a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

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george_charles_hevesy_de_hevesy

  • noun Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)
    Hevesy.

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ostwald

  • noun German chemist (1853-1932)
    Wilhelm Ostwald.

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william_thompson

  • noun British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
    Kelvin; First Baron Kelvin.

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esthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    aesthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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aristotle

  • noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)

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francois_rene_chateaubriand

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
    Vicomte de Chateaubriand; Chateaubriand.

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thanatology

  • noun the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)

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carthusian

  • noun a member of the Carthusian order
  • adjective of or relating to the Carthusian order

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margaret_hilda_thatcher

  • noun British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
    Iron Lady; Margaret Thatcher; Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven; Thatcher.

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genevan

  • noun a native or resident of Geneva
  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Calvinist.

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hoffmann

  • noun Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)
    Josef Hoffmann.
  • noun German chemist (1818-1892)
    August Wilhelm von Hoffmann.

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karl_popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.

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microwave

  • noun a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
  • noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
    microwave oven.

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bayes

  • noun English mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (1702-1761)
    Thomas Bayes.
  • verb utter in deep prolonged tones
    bay.

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brezhnev

  • noun Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)
    Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev; Leonid Brezhnev.

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lao-zi

  • noun Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)
    Lao-tzu; Lao-tse.

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arnold_gesell

  • noun United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)
    Arnold Lucius Gesell; Gesell.

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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statistician

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in statistics
    mathematical statistician.
  • noun someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
    actuary.

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christian_johann_doppler

  • noun Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803-1853)
    Doppler.

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neville_chamberlain

  • noun British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
    Arthur Neville Chamberlain; Chamberlain.

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mustafa_kemal

  • noun Turkish statesman who abolished the caliphate and founded Turkey as a modern secular state (1881-1938)
    Kemal Pasha; Ataturk; Kemal Ataturk.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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leibniz

  • noun German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
    Leibnitz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.

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kenneth_david_kaunda

  • noun statesman who led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia in 1964 and served as Zambia's first president (1924-1999)
    Kaunda; Kenneth Kaunda.

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pierre_curie

  • noun French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
    Curie.

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thomas_more

  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; More.

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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richard_adolph_zsigmondy

  • noun German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)
    Zsigmondy.

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loin

  • noun a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
  • noun either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
    lumbus.

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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sir_francis_bacon

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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richard_neville

  • noun English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)
    Earl of Warwick; Kingmaker; Warwick.

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charles_augustin_de_coulomb

  • noun French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
    Coulomb.

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natural_philosophy

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    physics.
    • his favorite subject was physics

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statesmanship

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    diplomacy; statecraft.

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khama

  • noun Botswanan statesman who was the first president of Botswana (1921-1980)
    Sir Seretse Khama.

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onsager

  • noun United States chemist (born in Norway) noted for his work in thermodynamics (1903-1976)
    Lars Onsager.

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avicenna

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; ibn-Sina.

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griebenschmalz

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hosni_mubarak

  • noun Egyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
    Mubarak.

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boole

  • noun English mathematician; creator of Boolean algebra (1815-1864)
    George Boole.

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karl_marx

  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)
    Marx.

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hans_eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Hans Jurgen Eysenck; Eysenck; H. J. Eysenck.

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archimedes

  • noun Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)

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flavour

  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason
  • noun (physics) the six kinds of quarks
    flavor.

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anthony_charles_lynton_blair

  • noun British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
    Tony Blair; Blair.

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abu_ali_al-husain_ibn_abdallah_ibn_sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    ibn-Sina; Avicenna.

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beadle

  • noun a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
  • noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    George Beadle; George Wells Beadle.

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nicolas_de_malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Malebranche.

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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de_gaulle

  • noun French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
    Charles de Gaulle; Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle; General de Gaulle; General Charles de Gaulle.

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robert_robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Sir Robert Robinson; Robinson.

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joseph_louis_gay-lussac

  • noun French chemist and physicist who first isolated boron and who formulated the law describing the behavior of gases under constant pressure (1778-1850)
    Gay-Lussac.

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carson

  • noun United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Rachel Carson; Rachel Louise Carson.
  • noun United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)
    Kit Carson; Christopher Carson.

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lord_todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Sir Alexander Robertus Todd; Todd.

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begin

  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.
  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now

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william_henry

  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    Henry.

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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william_shockley

  • noun United States physicist (born in England) who contributed to the development of the electronic transistor (1910-1989)
    William Bradford Shockley; Shockley.

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oersted

  • noun the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole
  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Hans Christian Oersted.

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cyril_lodowic_burt

  • noun English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
    Burt; Cyril Burt.

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principal_investigator

  • noun the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
    PI.

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mikhail_gorbachev

  • noun Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
    Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.

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diet

  • noun a prescribed selection of foods
  • noun a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

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william_rowan_hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton; Hamilton.

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leakey

  • noun English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
    Richard Erskine Leakey; Richard Leakey.
  • noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    Mary Leakey; Mary Douglas Leakey.

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albert_camus

  • noun French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
    Camus.

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bunsen

  • noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen; Robert Bunsen.
  • noun a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
    etna; bunsen burner.

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chateaubriand

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
    Vicomte de Chateaubriand; Francois Rene Chateaubriand.
  • noun a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin

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wollaston

  • noun English chemist and physicist who discovered palladium and rhodium and demonstrated that static and current electricity are the same (1766-1828)
    William Hyde Wollaston.

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charles

  • noun King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
    Charles IX.
  • noun King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)
    Charles VII.

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torricelli

  • noun Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
    Evangelista Torricelli.

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mitterrand

  • noun French statesman and president of France from 1981 to 1985 (1916-1996)
    Francois Maurice Marie Mitterrand; Francois Mitterrand.

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yerkes

  • noun United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
    Robert M. Yerkes; Robert Mearns Yerkes.

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iron_duke

  • noun British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
    First Duke of Wellington; Duke of Wellington; Wellington; Arthur Wellesley.

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conte_alessandro_volta

  • noun Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
    Volta; Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta; Count Alessandro Volta.

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lao-tzu

  • noun Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)
    Lao-zi; Lao-tse.

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martin_heidegger

  • noun German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
    Heidegger.

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diplomacy

  • noun negotiation between nations
    diplomatic negotiations.
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; discreetness.

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robert_curl

  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Curl; Robert F. Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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charles_de_gaulle

  • noun French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
    de Gaulle; Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle; General de Gaulle; General Charles de Gaulle.

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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davy

  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Humphrey Davy; Sir Humphrey Davy.

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boyle

  • noun United States writer (1902-1992)
    Kay Boyle.
  • noun Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)
    Robert Boyle.

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millikan

  • noun United States physicist who isolated the electron and measured its charge (1868-1953)
    Robert Andrews Millikan.

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burt

  • noun English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
    Cyril Burt; Cyril Lodowic Burt.

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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lev_davidovich_landau

  • noun Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)
    Landau.

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sir_harold_walter_kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Kroto; Harold Kroto; Harold W. Kroto.

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antoine_lavoisier

  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.

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john_dalton

  • noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
    Dalton.

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felix_klein

  • noun German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
    Klein.

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herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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natural_history

  • noun the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals

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tyndall

  • noun British physicist (born in Ireland) remembered for his experiments on the transparency of gases and the absorption of radiant heat by gases and the transmission of sound through the atmosphere; he was the first person to explain why the daylight sky is blue (1820-1893)
    John Tyndall.

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hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    David Hartley.

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talleyrand

  • noun French statesman (1754-1838)
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand.

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christian_schonbein

  • noun German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
    Schonbein; Christian Friedrich Schonbein.

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pork

  • noun meat from a domestic hog or pig
    porc.
  • noun a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
    pork barrel.

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eggs_benedict

  • noun toasted English muffin topped with ham and a poached egg (or an oyster) and hollandaise sauce

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tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

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sir_sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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kirchhoff

  • noun German physicist who with Bunsen pioneered spectrum analysis and formulated two laws governing electric networks (1824-1887)
    Gustav Robert Kirchhoff; G. R. Kirchhoff.

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landau

  • noun Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)
    Lev Davidovich Landau.
  • noun a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately

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popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
  • noun a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

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husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Edmund Husserl.

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cosimo_de_medici

  • noun Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)
    Cosimo the Elder.

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explosion

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    detonation; blowup.
  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    burst.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

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bob_woodward

  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Woodward; Robert Burns Woodward; Robert Woodward.

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english

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English language.
  • noun the people of England
    English people.

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vladimir_kosma_zworykin

  • noun United States physicist who invented the iconoscope (1889-1982)
    Zworykin.

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fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
    Hans Fischer.
  • noun German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
    Emil Hermann Fischer.

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canadian

Of or pertaining to Canada. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Canada.

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delbruck

  • noun United States biologist (born in Germany) who studied how viruses infect living cells (1906-1981)
    Max Delbruck.

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bos

(Zoöl.) A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

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eclecticism

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclectic method.

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