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henry (Also henrys, henries) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to henry

dennis_gabor

  • noun British physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on holography (1900-1979)
    Gabor.

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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sir_arthur_stanley_eddington

  • noun English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944)
    Eddington.

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hendrix

  • noun United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
    James Marshall Hendrix; Jimi Hendrix.

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fred_sanger

  • noun English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)
    Sanger; Frederick Sanger.

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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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hitchings

  • noun United States biochemist noted for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout (1905-1998)
    George Herbert Hitchings.
  • verb to hook or entangle
    catch; hitch.
    • One foot caught in the stirrup

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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edmund_halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmond Halley; Halley.

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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woodward

  • noun United States historian (1908-1999)
    C. Vann Woodward; Comer Vann Woodward.
  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Robert Burns Woodward; Robert Woodward; Bob Woodward.

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sir_frederick_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Herschel; Sir William Herschel.

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american_revolutionary_leader

  • noun a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States

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emil_klaus_julius_fuchs

  • noun British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)
    Fuchs; Klaus Fuchs.

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controversial

  • adjective marked by or capable of arousing controversy
    • the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial
    • Rushdie's controversial book
    • a controversial decision on affirmative action

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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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uranology

  • noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
    astronomy.

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ernst_mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Mach.

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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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jan_hendrix_oort

  • noun Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
    Oort.

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abhenry

  • noun a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry

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gustav_hertz

  • noun German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887-1975)
    Gustav Ludwig Hertz; Hertz.

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harold_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 W. Kroto.

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edward_morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; E. W. Morley; Morley.

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radiochemistry

  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances
    nuclear chemistry.

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hopkinson

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and patriot; a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1791)
    Francis Hopkinson.

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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inductance_unit

  • noun a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it

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crater

  • noun a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
    volcanic crater.
  • noun a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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sir_edward_victor_appleton

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

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edward_lawrie_tatum

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
    Tatum.

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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edward_williams_morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    E. W. Morley; Morley; Edward Morley.

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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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lunar

  • adjective of or relating to or associated with the moon
    • lunar surface
    • lunar module

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szent-gyorgyi

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Hungary) who was the first to isolate vitamin C (1893-1986)
    Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi; Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.

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tub-thumper

  • noun a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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lev_davidovich_landau

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

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heaviside

  • noun English physicist and electrical engineer who helped develop telegraphic and telephonic communications; in 1902 (independent of A. E. Kennelly) he suggested the existence of an atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves back to earth (1850-1925)
    Oliver Heaviside.

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monod

  • noun French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976)
    Jacques Lucien Monod; Jacques Monod.

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sage

  • noun a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  • noun aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc

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bowditch

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)
    Nathaniel Bowditch.

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schiaparelli

  • noun Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
    Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli.
  • noun fashion designer born in Italy who was noted for her use of synthetic materials and brilliant colors (1896-1973)
    Elsa Schiaparelli.

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calvin

  • noun United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
    Melvin Calvin.
  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; John Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.

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albert_von_szent-gyorgyi

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Hungary) who was the first to isolate vitamin C (1893-1986)
    Szent-Gyorgyi; Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.

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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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weber

  • noun a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
    Wb.
  • noun German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)
    Wilhelm Eduard Weber.

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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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priestley

  • noun English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)
    Joseph Priestley.

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surface_chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases (especially those between liquid and gas)

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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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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elocution

  • noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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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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rayleigh

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

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sadi_carnot

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

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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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chambord

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brother

  • noun a male with the same parents as someone else
    blood brother.
    • my brother still lives with our parents
  • noun a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
    • none of his brothers would betray him

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kansa

  • noun a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
    Kansas.
  • noun the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
    Kansas.

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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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cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Sir John Douglas Cockcroft; Sir John Cockcroft.

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henry_v

  • noun son of Henry IV and King of England from 1413 to 1422; reopened the Hundred Years' War and defeated the French at Agincourt (1387-1422)

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g._r._kirchhoff

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

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josiah_willard_gibbs

  • noun United States chemist (1839-1903)
    Gibbs.

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harry

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage.

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movie

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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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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optics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  • noun optical properties
    • the optics of a telescope

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cecil_frank_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)
    Powell.

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albert_einstein

  • noun physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
    Einstein.

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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henry_ii

  • noun king of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519-1559)
  • noun first Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarreled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the Crown over the church (1133-1189)

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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john_hasbrouck_van_vleck

  • noun United States physicist (1899-1980)
    Van Vleck; John Van Vleck.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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statistical_mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles

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meitner

  • noun Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968)
    Lise Meitner.

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horror

  • noun intense and profound fear
  • noun something that inspires dislike; something horrible
    • the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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joseph_priestley

  • noun English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)
    Priestley.

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first_baron_rutherford

  • noun British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
    Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford; First Baron Rutherford of Nelson.

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john_hancock

  • noun American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)
    Hancock.
  • noun a person's own signature
    autograph.

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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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marya_sklodowska

  • 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; Madame Curie.

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crystallography

  • noun the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals

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andré

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henry_iv

  • noun king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
    Henry of Navarre; Henry the Great.
  • noun King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1050-1106)

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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wilkinson

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

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henri_pitot

  • noun French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
    Pitot.

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sherman

  • noun United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
    William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • noun American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution (1721-1793)
    Roger Sherman.

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eugene_wigner

  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on the structure of the atom and its nucleus (1902-1995)
    Wigner; Eugene Paul Wigner.

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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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burgundy

  • noun a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color
  • noun a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
    Bourgogne.

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clyde_william_tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Tombaugh; Clyde Tombaugh.

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current

  • noun a flow of electricity through a conductor
    electric current.
    • the current was measured in amperes
  • noun a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    stream.
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water

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renaissance

A new birth, or revival. Specifically: (a) The transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries. (b) The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.
The Renaissance was rather the last stage of the Middle Ages, emerging from ecclesiastical and feudal despotism, developing what was original in mediæval ideas by the light of classic arts and letters. J. A. Symonds (Encyc. Brit. ).

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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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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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phil_anderson

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

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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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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sir_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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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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rutherford

  • noun a unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second
  • noun British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
    Daniel Rutherford.

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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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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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henrik

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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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hans_fischer

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

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feynman

  • noun United States physicist who contributed to the theory of the interaction of photons and electrons (1918-1988)
    Richard Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman.

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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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halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmond Halley; Edmund Halley.

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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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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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vladimir_kosma_zworykin

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

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revere

  • noun American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
    Paul Revere.
  • noun a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
    revers.

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photochemistry

  • noun branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of light

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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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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hance

To raise; to elevate. Obs. Lydgate.

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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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kekule

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

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trumbull

  • noun American Revolutionary leader who as governor of Connecticut provided supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785)
    Jonathan Trumbull.
  • noun American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)
    John Trumbull.

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numatic

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ziegler

  • noun German chemist honored for his research on polymers (1898-1973)
    Karl Waldemar Ziegler.

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born

  • noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
    Max Born.
  • verb have
    bear.
    • bear a resemblance
    • bear a signature

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thomas_paine

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
    Paine; Tom Paine.

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adolf_windaus

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

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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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stephen_hawking

  • noun English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
    Stephen William Hawking; Hawking.

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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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quincy

  • noun American patriot who presented the colonists' grievances to the English king (1744-1775)
    Josiah Quincy.

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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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sir_geoffrey_wilkinson

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

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benjamin_thompson

  • noun English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
    Thompson; Count Rumford.

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john_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.

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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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richard_henry_lee

  • noun leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
    Lee.

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willard_frank_libby

  • noun United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
    Libby.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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eulogist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    panegyrist.

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electromagnetics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena
    electromagnetism.

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james_prescott_joule

  • noun English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
    Joule.

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inorganic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis
    • hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances
  • adjective lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms

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karl_scheele

  • noun Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
    Karl Wilhelm Scheele; Scheele.

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huygens

  • noun Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
    Christiaan Huygens; Christian Huygens.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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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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electrostatics

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with static electricity

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kelvin

  • noun the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    K.
  • noun British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
    William Thompson; First Baron Kelvin.

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paul_revere

  • noun American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
    Revere.

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robert_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; Bunsen.

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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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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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france

  • noun a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
    French Republic.
  • noun French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
    Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault; Anatole France.

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ludwig_boltzmann

  • noun Austrian physicist who contributed to the kinetic theory of gases (1844-1906)
    Boltzmann.

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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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alfred_nobel

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

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vi

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    United States Virgin Islands; American Virgin Islands.

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jonathan_trumbull

  • noun American Revolutionary leader who as governor of Connecticut provided supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785)
    Trumbull.

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kendall

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
    Edward Kendall; Edward Calvin Kendall.

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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thomas_young

  • noun British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
    Young.

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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)
    George Gamow.

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ernest_solvay

  • noun Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
    Solvay.

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henry_laurens

  • noun leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792)
    Laurens.

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nernst

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

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william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    Herschel; Sir William Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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george_washington_carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    Carver.

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ernest_rutherford

  • noun British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
    First Baron Rutherford; Rutherford; First Baron Rutherford of Nelson.

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sir_humphrey_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; Davy.

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electromotive_force

  • noun the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
    emf; voltage.

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orator

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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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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iv

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun administration of nutrients through a vein
    intravenous feeding.

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iii

  • adjective satellite being one more than two
    3; three.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; trinity; terzetto.

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laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Marquis de Laplace; Pierre Simon de Laplace.

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schonbein

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

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salomon

  • noun American financier and American Revolutionary War patriot who helped fund the army during the American Revolution (1740?-1785)
    Haym Salomon.

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sir_frederick_gowland_hopkins

  • noun English biochemist who did pioneering work that led to the discovery of vitamins (1861-1947)
    Hopkins.

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max_ferdinand_perutz

  • noun English biochemist (born in Austria); studied the molecular structure of blood (1914-2002)
    Perutz; Max Perutz.

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oliver_heaviside

  • noun English physicist and electrical engineer who helped develop telegraphic and telephonic communications; in 1902 (independent of A. E. Kennelly) he suggested the existence of an atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves back to earth (1850-1925)
    Heaviside.

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andrei_dimitrievich_sakharov

  • noun Soviet physicist and dissident; helped develop the first Russian hydrogen bomb; advocated nuclear disarmament and campaigned for human rights (1921-1989)
    Andrei Sakharov; Sakharov.

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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d

  • noun a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
    calciferol; viosterol; cholecalciferol; vitamin D; ergocalciferol.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
    five hundred; 500.

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becquerel

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

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evangelista_torricelli

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

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electrochemistry

  • noun branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions

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henson

  • noun United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990)
    Jim Henson.

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flagship

  • noun the chief one of a related group
    • it is their flagship newspaper
  • noun the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag

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purple_sage

  • noun silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers
    chaparral sage; Salvia leucophylla.

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biophysicist

  • noun a physicist who applies the methods of physics to biology

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nebraska

  • noun a midwestern state on the Great Plains
    NE; Cornhusker State.

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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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sir_charles_wheatstone

  • noun English physicist and inventor who devised the Wheatstone bridge (1802-1875)
    Wheatstone.

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maurice_hugh_frederick_wilkins

  • noun English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Maurice Wilkins; Wilkins.

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william_nunn_lipscom_jr.

  • noun United States chemist noted for his theories of molecular structure (born in 1919)
    Lipscomb.

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acoustics

  • noun the study of the physical properties of sound
  • noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
    acoustic.

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donald_glaser

  • noun United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
    Glaser; Donald Arthur Glaser.

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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pusher

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    thruster.
  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug peddler; drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler.

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jons_jakob_berzelius

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
    Berzelius.

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georg_simon_ohm

  • noun German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)
    Ohm.

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aleksandr_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; Prokhorov.

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lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Sir Bernard Lovell; Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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thompson

  • noun United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
    Homer A. Thompson; Homer Armstrong Thompson; Homer Thompson.
  • noun English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
    Count Rumford; Benjamin Thompson.

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paterson

  • noun American Revolutionary leader (born in Ireland) who was a member of the Constitutional Convention (1745-1806)
    William Patterson.
  • noun a city of northeastern New Jersey

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john_howard_northrop

  • noun United States biochemist (1891-1987)
    Northrop.

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windaus

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

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eratosthenes

  • noun Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276-194 BC)

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christiaan_huygens

  • noun Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
    Christian Huygens; Huygens.

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broglie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who generalized the wave-particle duality by proposing that particles of matter exhibit wavelike properties (1892-1987)
    de Broglie; Louis Victor de Broglie.

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yukawa

  • noun Japanese mathematical physicist who proposed that nuclear forces are mediated by massive particles called mesons which are analogous to the photon in mediating electromagnetic forces (1907-1981)
    Hideki Yukawa.

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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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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cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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samuel_adams

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
    Sam Adams; Adams.

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tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Clyde William Tombaugh; Clyde Tombaugh.

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urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Harold Clayton Urey; Harold Urey.

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hancock

  • noun American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)
    John Hancock.

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e._w._morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; Morley; Edward Morley.

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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)
    Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Jean-Frederic Joliot; Joliot-Curie.

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buchner

  • noun German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
    Eduard Buchner.

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george_herbert_hitchings

  • noun United States biochemist noted for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout (1905-1998)
    Hitchings.

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compton

  • noun United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
    Arthur Holly Compton; Arthur Compton.

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derived

  • adjective formed or developed from something else; not original
    • the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"- John Dewey
  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    derive; deduce; deduct; infer.

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baron_hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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carnot

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

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oratory

  • noun addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
    • he loved the sound of his own oratory

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maria_mitchell

  • noun United States astronomer who studied sunspots and nebulae (1818-1889)
    Mitchell.

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lau

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heinrich_rudolph_hertz

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

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elocutionist

  • noun a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery

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eighth

  • noun position eight in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in eight equal parts
    one-eighth.

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speechifier

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; rhetorician.

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battenberg

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johan_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johannes Kepler; Kepler.

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hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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eigen

  • noun German chemist who did research on high-speed chemical reactions (born in 1927)
    Manfred Eigen.

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wilhelm_eduard_weber

  • noun German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)
    Weber.

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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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gerard_peter_kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Kuiper; Kuiper.

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johannes_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Kepler.

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hans_adolf_krebs

  • noun English biochemist (born in Germany) who discovered the Krebs cycle (1900-1981)
    Sir Hans Adolf Krebs; Krebs.

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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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murray_gell-mann

  • noun United States physicist noted for his studies of subatomic particles (born in 1929)
    Gell-Mann.

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langmuir

  • noun United States chemist who studied surface chemistry and developed the gas-filled tungsten lamp and worked on high temperature electrical discharges (1881-1957)
    Irving Langmuir.

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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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tom_paine

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
    Paine; Thomas Paine.

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herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Sir William Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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william_bradford_shockley

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

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ptolemy

  • noun Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
    Claudius Ptolemaeus.
  • noun an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra
    Ptolemaic dynasty.

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wale

  • noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    wheal; weal; welt.
  • noun thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
    strake.

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mission

  • noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    foreign mission; missionary post; missionary station.
  • noun an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
    military mission.
    • the planes were on a bombing mission

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ibn_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; Alhacen; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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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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john_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)
    Tyndall.

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meyerhof

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Germany) who studied the metabolism of muscles (1884-1951)
    Otto Fritz Meyerhof; Otto Meyerhof.

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dorothy_mary_crowfoot_hodgkin

  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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holy_roman_emperor

  • noun sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire

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nathaniel_bowditch

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)
    Bowditch.

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sir_john_frederick_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; Herschel; John Herschel.

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le

  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    lupus erythematosus.

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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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shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Harlow Shapley.

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francis_crick

  • noun English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Francis Henry Compton Crick; Crick.

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laborde

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max_perutz

  • noun English biochemist (born in Austria); studied the molecular structure of blood (1914-2002)
    Perutz; Max Ferdinand Perutz.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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benjamin_franklin

  • noun printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
    Franklin.

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galileo_galilei

  • noun Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
    Galileo.

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bardeen

  • noun United States physicist who won the Nobel prize for physics twice (1908-1991)
    John Bardeen.

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sir_hans_adolf_krebs

  • noun English biochemist (born in Germany) who discovered the Krebs cycle (1900-1981)
    Krebs; Hans Adolf Krebs.

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ernest_thomas_sinton_walton

  • noun Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
    Ernest Walton; Walton; E. T. S. Walton.

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wilson

  • noun author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
    Harriet Wilson.
  • noun English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
    Sir Angus Wilson; Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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james_franck

  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) who with Gustav Hertz performed an electron scattering experiment that proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Niels Bohr (1882-1964)
    Franck.

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fuchs

  • noun British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)
    Klaus Fuchs; Emil Klaus Julius Fuchs.

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eulogy

  • noun a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
    eulogium.
  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; panegyric; encomium.

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dmitri_mendeleyev

  • 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 Ivanovich Mendeleev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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thales_of_miletus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales.

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gell-mann

  • noun United States physicist noted for his studies of subatomic particles (born in 1929)
    Murray Gell-Mann.

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ronald_george_wreyford_norrish

  • noun English chemist (1897-1978)
    Norrish.

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township

  • noun an administrative division of a county
    town.
    • the town is responsible for snow removal

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high-energy_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high energy physics; particle physics.

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edward_kendall

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
    Kendall; Edward Calvin Kendall.

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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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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eduard_buchner

  • noun German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
    Buchner.

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ernst_boris_chain

  • noun British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
    Sir Ernst Boris Chain; Chain.

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tatum

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
    Edward Lawrie Tatum.
  • noun United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
    Arthur Tatum; Art Tatum.

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newton

  • noun English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
    Sir Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton.
  • noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes
    N.

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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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brahe

  • noun Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)
    Tycho Brahe.

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celsius

  • noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    Anders Celsius.

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grand_duke

  • noun a prince who rules a territory

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astronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    aeronautics.

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particle_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high-energy physics; high energy physics.

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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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henry_cavendish

  • noun British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
    Cavendish.

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johannes_diderik_van_der_waals

  • noun Dutch physicist (1837-1923)
    van der Waals; Johannes van der Waals.

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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francis_hopkinson

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and patriot; a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1791)
    Hopkinson.

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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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laurens

  • noun leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792)
    Henry Laurens.

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apothecary

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; pharmacist; chemist.

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van_allen

  • noun United States physicist who discovered two belts of charged particles from the solar wind trapped by the Earth's magnetic field (born in 1914)
    James Alfred Van Allen.

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crick

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; kink.
  • noun English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Francis Crick; Francis Henry Compton Crick.

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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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sir_alfred_charles_bernard_lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Sir Bernard Lovell; Lovell.

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gerard_kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Peter Kuiper; Kuiper.

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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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scheele

  • noun Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
    Karl Scheele; Karl Wilhelm Scheele.

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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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brockhouse

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

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sir_bernard_lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Lovell; Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell.

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omar_khayyam

  • noun Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)

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atomic_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
    nucleonics; nuclear physics.

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ernest_walton

  • noun Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
    Walton; Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton; E. T. S. Walton.

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chen_n._yang

  • noun United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Tsung Dao Lee in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1922)
    Yang Chen Ning.

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rifle

  • noun a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
    • he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired
  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; loot; reave; ransack.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

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wolfgang_pauli

  • noun United States physicist (born in Austria) who proposed the exclusion principle (thus providing a theoretical basis for the periodic table) (1900-1958)
    Pauli.

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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electronics

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

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friedrich_august_kekule

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

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willem_de_sitter

  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
    Sitter.

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alfred_kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Kastler.

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simon_newcomb

  • noun United States astronomer (1835-1909)
    Newcomb.

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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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niels_henrik_david_bohr

  • noun Danish physicist who studied atomic structure and radiations; the Bohr theory of the atom accounted for the spectrum of hydrogen (1885-1962)
    Niels Bohr; Bohr.

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circumstance

  • noun a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; context.
    • the historical context

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castile

  • noun a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
    Castilla.

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pierre_simon_de_laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Marquis de Laplace; Laplace.

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talking_to

  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    lecture; speech.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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shockley

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

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york

  • noun the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
    House of York.

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carl

A rude, rustic man; a churl.
The miller was a stout carl. Chaucer.

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hideki_yukawa

  • noun Japanese mathematical physicist who proposed that nuclear forces are mediated by massive particles called mesons which are analogous to the photon in mediating electromagnetic forces (1907-1981)
    Yukawa.

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van

  • noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    vanguard; avant-garde; new wave.
  • noun the leading units moving at the head of an army
    vanguard.

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isocrates

  • noun Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)

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biophysics

  • noun physics as applied to biological problems

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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mendeleyev

  • 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 Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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donald_arthur_glaser

  • noun United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
    Glaser; Donald Glaser.

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samuel_huntington

  • noun American revolutionary leader who signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Continental Congress (1731-1796)
    Huntington.

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gustav_robert_kirchhoff

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

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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newtonian

  • noun a follower of Isaac Newton
  • adjective of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science
    • Newtonian physics

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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amedeo_avogadro

  • noun Italian physicist noted for his work on gases; proposed what has come to be called Avogadro's law (1776-1856)
    Avogadro.

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karl_waldemar_ziegler

  • noun German chemist honored for his research on polymers (1898-1973)
    Ziegler.

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rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    David Rittenhouse.

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british

Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restrict to the original inhabitants.

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sam_adams

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
    Samuel Adams; Adams.

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arrhenius

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

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kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Johannes Kepler.

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faraday

  • noun the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)
    Michael Faraday.

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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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marquis_de_laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Pierre Simon de Laplace; Laplace.

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victor_hess

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

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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gloucester

  • noun a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries
  • noun a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn

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a._a._michelson

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

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arthur_compton

  • noun United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
    Arthur Holly Compton; Compton.

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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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hans_albrecht_bethe

  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (1906-2005)
    Bethe; Hans Bethe.

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david_rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    Rittenhouse.

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cosmologist

  • noun an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe

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hertz

  • noun the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
    Hz; cycles/second; cycle per second; cps; cycle.
  • noun German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
    Heinrich Hertz; Heinrich Rudolph Hertz.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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haworth

  • noun English biochemist who was a pioneer in research on carbohydrates; when he synthesized vitamin C he became the first person to synthesize a vitamin artificially (1883-1950)
    Sir Walter Norman Haworth.

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reaumur

  • noun French physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer (1683-1757)
    Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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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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nucleonics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
    nuclear physics; atomic physics.

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weinberg

  • noun United States theoretical physicist (born in 1933)
    Steven Weinberg.

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casimir_funk

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    Funk.

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max_planck

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

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benedict

  • noun a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
    benedick.
  • noun United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
    Ruth Benedict; Ruth Fulton.

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bernoulli

  • noun Swiss physicist who contributed to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics (1700-1782)
    Daniel Bernoulli.
  • noun Swiss mathematician (1667-1748)
    John Bernoulli; Johann Bernoulli; Jean Bernoulli.

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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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millihenry

  • noun a unit of inductance equal to one thousandth of a henry

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jean_bernard_leon_foucault

  • noun French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868)
    Foucault.

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third_baron_rayleigh

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

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tycho_brahe

  • noun Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)
    Brahe.

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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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hansom

  • noun a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
    hansom cab.

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electromagnetism

  • noun magnetism produced by an electric current
    • electromagnetism was discovered when it was observed that a copper wire carrying an electric current can magnetize pieces of iron or steel near it
  • noun the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena
    electromagnetics.

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baron_friedrich_wilhelm_ludolf_gerhard_augustin_von_steuben

  • noun American Revolutionary leader (born in Prussia) who trained the troops under George Washington (1730-1794)
    Steuben.

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martin_heinrich_klaproth

  • noun German chemist who pioneered analytical chemistry and discovered three new elements (1743-1817)
    Klaproth.

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percival_lowell

  • noun United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
    Lowell.

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anders_celsius

  • noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    Celsius.

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isaac_newton

  • noun English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
    Sir Isaac Newton; Newton.

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hexapus

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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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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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darnley

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george_mason

  • noun American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
    Mason.

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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otto_robert_frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Frisch; Frisch.

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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harold_clayton_urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Urey; Harold Urey.

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robert_treat_paine

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814)
    Paine.

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louis_victor_de_broglie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who generalized the wave-particle duality by proposing that particles of matter exhibit wavelike properties (1892-1987)
    de Broglie; Broglie.

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george_ellery_hale

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    Hale.

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first_baron_rutherford_of_nelson

  • noun British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
    First Baron Rutherford; Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford.

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glaser

  • noun United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
    Donald Arthur Glaser; Donald Glaser.

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christian_huygens

  • noun Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
    Christiaan Huygens; Huygens.

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gabriel_lippmann

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

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clyde_tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Tombaugh; Clyde William Tombaugh.

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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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count_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; Conte Alessandro Volta.

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sir_joseph_john_thomson

  • noun English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
    Joseph John Thomson; Thomson.

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satyendra_n._bose

  • noun Indian physicist who with Albert Einstein proposed statistical laws based on the indistinguishability of particles; led to the description of fundamental particles that later came to be known as bosons
    Bose; Satyendra Nath Bose.

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pill_roller

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill pusher; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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cleaner

  • noun a preparation used in cleaning something
    cleansing agent; cleanser.
  • noun the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
    dry cleaner.

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robert_oppenheimer

  • noun United States physicist who directed the project at Los Alamos that developed the first atomic bomb (1904-1967)
    Oppenheimer.

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sir_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)
    George Paget Thomson; Thomson.

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surname

  • noun the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
    last name; family name; cognomen.

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international_system_of_units

  • noun a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
    Systeme International; SI unit; SI system; International System; SI; Systeme International d'Unites.
    • Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites

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ostwald

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

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slav

(Ethnol.) One of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians, Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or Sorbs, Slovaks, etc. Written also Slave, and Sclav.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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marijuana

  • noun a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
    ganja; Cannabis sativa; marihuana.
  • noun the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
    ganja; cannabis; marihuana.

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robert_woodrow_wilson

  • noun United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
    Wilson.

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lenard

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

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antarctica

  • noun an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
    Antarctic continent.
    • Antarctica is twice the size of Australia

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meissner

  • noun German anatomist (1829-1905)
    Georg Meissner.
  • noun German physicist (1882-1974)
    Fritz W. Meissner.

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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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hans_bethe

  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (1906-2005)
    Hans Albrecht Bethe; Bethe.

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newcomb

  • noun United States astronomer (1835-1909)
    Simon Newcomb.

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johannes_van_der_waals

  • noun Dutch physicist (1837-1923)
    van der Waals; Johannes Diderik van der Waals.

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lise_meitner

  • noun Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968)
    Meitner.

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reichstein

  • noun a Swiss chemist born in Poland; studied the hormones of the adrenal cortex
    Tadeus Reichstein.

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benjamin_rush

  • noun physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Rush.

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robert_wilhelm_bunsen

  • noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
    Bunsen; Robert Bunsen.

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ernest_orlando_lawrence

  • noun United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
    E. O. Lawrence; Lawrence.

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huntington

  • noun United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
    George Huntington.
  • noun American revolutionary leader who signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Continental Congress (1731-1796)
    Samuel Huntington.

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gilbert

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    Gb; Gi.
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.

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si

  • noun a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
    silicon; atomic number 14.
  • noun a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
    Systeme International; SI unit; SI system; International System of Units; International System; Systeme International d'Unites.
    • Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites

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foucault

  • noun French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868)
    Jean Bernard Leon Foucault.

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langley

  • noun unit of solar radiation
  • noun United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
    Samuel Pierpoint Langley.

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count_rumford

  • noun English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
    Thompson; Benjamin Thompson.

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hale

  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.
  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    George Ellery Hale.

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giulio_natta

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

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galileo

  • noun Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
    Galileo Galilei.

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ochoa

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Spain) who studied the biological synthesis of nucleic acids (1905-1993)
    Severo Ochoa.

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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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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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teller

  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.
  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.

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edmond_halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmund Halley; Halley.

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nanohenry

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igor_yevgeneevich_tamm

  • noun Russian physicist (1895-1971)
    Igor Tamm; Tamm.

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morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; E. W. Morley; Edward Morley.

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regiomontanus

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

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emil_hermann_fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
    Fischer.

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van_vleck

  • noun United States physicist (1899-1980)
    John Hasbrouck Van Vleck; John Van Vleck.

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encomium

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; eulogy; panegyric.

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si_unit

  • noun a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
    Systeme International; SI system; International System of Units; International System; SI; Systeme International d'Unites.
    • Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites

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germany

  • noun a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
    Deutschland; FRG; Federal Republic of Germany.

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zeeman

  • noun Dutch physicist honored for his research on the influence of magnetism on radiation which showed that light is radiated by the motion of charged particles in an atom (1865-1943)
    Pieter Zeeman.

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albert_michelson

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

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vii

  • adjective satellite being one more than six
    seven; 7.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; heptad; sevener; septet; 7; septenary.

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richard_august_carl_emil_erlenmeyer

  • noun German chemist (1825-1909)
    Erlenmeyer.

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marry

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • verb perform a marriage ceremony
    tie; splice; wed.
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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organic_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)

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luxembourg

  • noun the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
    capital of Luxembourg; Luxembourg City; Luxemburg; Luxembourg-Ville.
  • noun a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Luxemburg.

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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volta

  • noun Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
    Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta; Count Alessandro Volta; Conte Alessandro Volta.
  • noun a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin

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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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tadeus_reichstein

  • noun a Swiss chemist born in Poland; studied the hormones of the adrenal cortex
    Reichstein.

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pharmacist

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; apothecary; chemist.

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sir_walter_norman_haworth

  • noun English biochemist who was a pioneer in research on carbohydrates; when he synthesized vitamin C he became the first person to synthesize a vitamin artificially (1883-1950)
    Haworth.

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panegyric

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; eulogy; encomium.
  • adjective satellite formally expressing praise
    encomiastic; panegyrical; eulogistic.

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fowler

  • noun someone who hunts wild birds for food
  • noun English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
    Henry Watson Fowler.

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henry_iii

  • noun son of Henry II of France and the last Valois to be king of France (1551-1589)
  • noun son of King John and king of England from 1216 to 1272; his incompetence aroused baronial opposition led by Simon de Montfort (1207-1272)

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daniel_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss physicist who contributed to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics (1700-1782)
    Bernoulli.

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ampere

  • noun a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
    international ampere.
  • noun the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    A; amp.
    • a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps

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physics

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    natural philosophy.
    • his favorite subject was physics
  • noun the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something
    physical science.
    • he studied the physics of radiation

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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steuben

  • noun American Revolutionary leader (born in Prussia) who trained the troops under George Washington (1730-1794)
    Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben.

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frederick_sanger

  • noun English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)
    Fred Sanger; Sanger.

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roald_hoffmann

  • noun United States chemist (born in Poland) who used quantum mechanics to understand chemical reactions (born in 1937)
    Hoffmann.

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pitot

  • noun French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
    Henri Pitot.
  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
    Pitot tube.

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barry

(Her.), Divided into bars; -- said of the field.

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hm

  • noun a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
    hectometer; hectometre.

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francois_jacob

  • noun French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
    Jacob.

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bonnie

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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nuclear_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances
    radiochemistry.

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paul_john_flory

  • noun United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
    Flory.

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carl_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)
    Anderson; Carl David Anderson.

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sir_oliver_joseph_lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Lodge; Sir Oliver Lodge.

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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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thermochemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated

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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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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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haw

  • noun a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
    hawthorn.
  • noun the nictitating membrane of a horse

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heisenberg

  • noun German mathematical physicist noted for stating the uncertainty principle (1901-1976)
    Werner Karl Heisenberg.

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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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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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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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parry

  • noun (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
  • noun a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    counterpunch; counter.

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walton

  • noun English composer (1902-1983)
    Sir William Turner Walton; William Walton; Sir William Walton.
  • noun English writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683)
    Izaak Walton.

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steven_weinberg

  • noun United States theoretical physicist (born in 1933)
    Weinberg.

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leo_szilard

  • noun United States physicist and molecular biologist who helped develop the first atom bomb and later opposed the use of all nuclear weapons (1898-1964)
    Szilard.

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enrico_fermi

  • noun Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)
    Fermi.

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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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jacob

  • noun French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
    Francois Jacob.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

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libby

  • noun United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
    Willard Frank Libby.

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physical_chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances

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richard_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 E. Smalley; Richard Errett Smalley.

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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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haber

  • noun German chemist noted for the synthetic production of ammonia from the nitrogen in air (1868-1934)
    Fritz Haber.

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berzelius

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
    Jons Jakob Berzelius.

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mendeleev

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

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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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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fritz_albert_lipmann

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Germany) noted for his studies of metabolic processes (1899-1986)
    Lipmann.

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pauling

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

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wheatstone

  • noun English physicist and inventor who devised the Wheatstone bridge (1802-1875)
    Sir Charles Wheatstone.

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haym_salomon

  • noun American financier and American Revolutionary War patriot who helped fund the army during the American Revolution (1740?-1785)
    Salomon.

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denmark

  • noun a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
    Kingdom of Denmark; Danmark.

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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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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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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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inorganic_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals

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lorentz

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

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wilhelm_ostwald

  • noun German chemist (1853-1932)
    Ostwald.

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charles_thomson_rees_wilson

  • noun Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
    Wilson.

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baron_jean_baptiste_joseph_fourier

  • noun French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
    Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier; Fourier.

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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)
    John Dalton.

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robert_floyd_curl_jr.

  • 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 Curl.

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sanger

  • noun English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)
    Fred Sanger; Frederick Sanger.
  • noun United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood; she challenged Gregory Pincus to develop a birth control pill (1883-1966)
    Margaret Higgins Sanger; Margaret Sanger.

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river

  • noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    • the river was navigable for 50 miles

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klaus_fuchs

  • noun British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)
    Fuchs; Emil Klaus Julius Fuchs.

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melvin_calvin

  • noun United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
    Calvin.

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franck

  • noun French composer and teacher who influenced a generation of composers (1822-1890)
    Cesar Franck.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) who with Gustav Hertz performed an electron scattering experiment that proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Niels Bohr (1882-1964)
    James Franck.

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druggist

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    pill roller; pill pusher; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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robert_van_de_graaff

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

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robert_woodward

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

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mosander

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)
    Carl Gustaf Mossander.

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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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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alhacen

  • 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; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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gibbs

  • noun United States chemist (1839-1903)
    Josiah Willard Gibbs.

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Waals

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microhenry

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gustav_ludwig_hertz

  • noun German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887-1975)
    Gustav Hertz; Hertz.

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helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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appleton

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

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harold_urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Harold Clayton Urey; Urey.

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henry_norris_russell

  • noun United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)
    Henry Russell; Russell.

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sir_john_douglas_cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Cockcroft; Sir John Cockcroft.

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james_alfred_van_allen

  • noun United States physicist who discovered two belts of charged particles from the solar wind trapped by the Earth's magnetic field (born in 1914)
    Van Allen.

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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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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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sir_oliver_lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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boltzmann

  • noun Austrian physicist who contributed to the kinetic theory of gases (1844-1906)
    Ludwig Boltzmann.

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conte_alessandro_giuseppe_antonio_anastasio_volta

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

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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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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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robert_hutchings_goddard

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

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pill_pusher

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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cryogeny

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
    cryogenics.

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turd

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; shit.

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thales

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales of Miletus.

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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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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satyendra_nath_bose

  • noun Indian physicist who with Albert Einstein proposed statistical laws based on the indistinguishability of particles; led to the description of fundamental particles that later came to be known as bosons
    Bose; Satyendra N. Bose.

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crater

  • noun a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
    volcanic crater.
  • noun a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus

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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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carothers

  • noun United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
    Wallace Carothers; Wallace Hume Carothers.

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tub

  • noun a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
    bathing tub; bathtub; bath.
  • noun a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
    vat.

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hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Thomas Hodgkin.
  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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samuel_pierpoint_langley

  • noun United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
    Langley.

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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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carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    George Washington Carver.
  • noun makes decorative wooden panels
    woodcarver.

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astrophysicist

  • noun an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies

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northrop

  • noun United States biochemist (1891-1987)
    John Howard Northrop.

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aristarchus_of_samos

  • noun an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC)

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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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roman

  • noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    roman type; roman print; roman letters.
  • noun a resident of modern Rome

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rudolf_ludwig_mossbauer

  • noun German physicist (born in 1929)
    Mossbauer.

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todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Sir Alexander Robertus Todd.
  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Sweeney Todd.

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demosthenes

  • noun Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)

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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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michelson

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

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sir_robert_robinson

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

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louis_pasteur

  • noun French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
    Pasteur.

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kuhn

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

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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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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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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nobel

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

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richard_kuhn

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

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carl_gustaf_mossander

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)
    Mosander.

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pieter_zeeman

  • noun Dutch physicist honored for his research on the influence of magnetism on radiation which showed that light is radiated by the motion of charged particles in an atom (1865-1943)
    Zeeman.

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vessel

  • noun a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    vas.
  • noun a craft designed for water transportation
    watercraft.

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zworykin

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

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nicolas_leonard_sadi_carnot

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

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bethe

  • noun United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (1906-2005)
    Hans Albrecht Bethe; Hans Bethe.

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roentgen

  • noun a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
    R.
  • noun German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)
    Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen; Rontgen; Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen.

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sir_ernst_boris_chain

  • noun British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
    Ernst Boris Chain; Chain.

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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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thermodynamics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

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plasma_physics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with matter in its plasma phase

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harlow_shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Shapley.

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gerhard_herzberg

  • noun Canadian physicist (born in Germany) noted for contributions to understanding the structure of molecules (born in 1904)
    Herzberg.

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throne

  • noun the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    • the king sat on his throne
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.

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perutz

  • noun English biochemist (born in Austria); studied the molecular structure of blood (1914-2002)
    Max Perutz; Max Ferdinand Perutz.

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sir_james_dewar

  • noun Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
    Dewar.

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marry

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • verb perform a marriage ceremony
    tie; splice; wed.
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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friedrich_wilhelm_bessel

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

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mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Ernst Mach.

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enzymologist

  • noun a person who is trained in or engaged in enzymology

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andrei_sakharov

  • noun Soviet physicist and dissident; helped develop the first Russian hydrogen bomb; advocated nuclear disarmament and campaigned for human rights (1921-1989)
    Andrei Dimitrievich Sakharov; Sakharov.

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haranguer

  • noun a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech

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adams

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
    Sam Adams; Samuel Adams.
  • noun 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    John Quincy Adams; President John Quincy Adams; President Adams.

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tsung_dao_lee

  • noun United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
    Lee.

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irving_langmuir

  • noun United States chemist who studied surface chemistry and developed the gas-filled tungsten lamp and worked on high temperature electrical discharges (1881-1957)
    Langmuir.

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benjamin_peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Peirce.

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robert_andrews_millikan

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

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fritz_w._meissner

  • noun German physicist (1882-1974)
    Meissner.

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john_witherspoon

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
    Witherspoon.

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otto_frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Frisch.

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inductance

  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    induction.
  • noun an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
    inductor.

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flory

  • noun United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
    Paul John Flory.

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harry

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage.

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john_bardeen

  • noun United States physicist who won the Nobel prize for physics twice (1908-1991)
    Bardeen.

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manfred_eigen

  • noun German chemist who did research on high-speed chemical reactions (born in 1927)
    Eigen.

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talking

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk; speak.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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robert_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)
    Boyle.

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kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Peter Kuiper; Gerard Kuiper.

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johann_muller

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

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pill

  • noun something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
  • noun a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    lozenge; tab; tablet.

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hypatia

  • noun Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)

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viii

  • adjective satellite being one more than seven
    8; eight.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
    ogdoad; octet; octad; eight; eighter; 8; eighter from Decatur; octonary.

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harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.
  • noun English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
    George Harrison.

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wallace_carothers

  • noun United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
    Carothers; Wallace Hume Carothers.

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planck

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

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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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joseph_john_thomson

  • noun English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
    Sir Joseph John Thomson; Thomson.

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ix

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
    niner; Nina from Carolina; nine; ennead; 9.
  • adjective satellite denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
    9; nine.

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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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oort

  • noun Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
    Jan Hendrix Oort.

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portugal

  • noun a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
    Portuguese Republic.

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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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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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otto_meyerhof

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Germany) who studied the metabolism of muscles (1884-1951)
    Meyerhof; Otto Fritz Meyerhof.

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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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ii

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    deuce; 2; two.
  • adjective satellite being one more than one
    2; two.
    • he received two messages

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carl_david_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)
    Anderson; Carl Anderson.

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robert_burns_woodward

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

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sitter

  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
    Willem de Sitter.
  • noun an organism (person or animal) that sits

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alhazen

  • 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; al-Haytham.

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astronaut

  • noun a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    cosmonaut; spaceman.
    • the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts

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crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    William Crookes; Sir William Crookes.
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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edmund_burke

  • noun British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Burke.

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lowell

  • noun United States poet (1917-1977)
    Robert Lowell; Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr..
  • noun United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
    Percival Lowell.

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dmitri_ivanovich_mendeleyev

  • 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 Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev.

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maurice_wilkins

  • noun English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins; Wilkins.

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sorensen

  • noun Danish chemist who devised the pH scale (1868-1939)
    Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen.

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john_van_vleck

  • noun United States physicist (1899-1980)
    Van Vleck; John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.

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prussia

  • noun a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
    Preussen.
    • in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states

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s

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    second; sec.
  • noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    sulfur; sulphur; atomic number 16.

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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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gabor

  • noun British physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on holography (1900-1979)
    Dennis Gabor.

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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erwin_schrodinger

  • noun Austrian physicist who discovered the wave equation (1887-1961)
    Schrodinger.

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mitchell

  • noun English aeronautical engineer (1895-1937)
    R. J. Mitchell; Reginald Joseph Mitchell.
  • noun United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
    Billy Mitchell; William Mitchell.

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marie_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)
    Curie; Madame Curie; Marya Sklodowska.

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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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nuclear_physicist

  • noun a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics

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le_chatelier

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

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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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esaki

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

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curie

  • noun a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
    Ci.
  • noun French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
    Pierre Curie.

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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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sir_john_cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Cockcroft; Sir John Douglas Cockcroft.

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de_broglie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who generalized the wave-particle duality by proposing that particles of matter exhibit wavelike properties (1892-1987)
    Broglie; Louis Victor de Broglie.

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otto_hahn

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

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fourier

  • noun French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
    Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier; Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier.
  • noun French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)
    Charles Fourier; Francois Marie Charles Fourier.

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cryogenics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
    cryogeny.

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e._o._lawrence

  • noun United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
    Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Lawrence.

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yang_chen_ning

  • noun United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Tsung Dao Lee in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1922)
    Chen N. Yang.

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charlie

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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neel

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

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hermann_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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irene_joliot-curie

  • noun French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    Joliot-Curie.

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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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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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glenn_theodore_seaborg

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

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jean

  • noun (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
    blue jean; denim.
  • noun a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
    denim; dungaree.

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chemistry

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemical science.
  • noun the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • the chemistry of soil

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schrodinger

  • noun Austrian physicist who discovered the wave equation (1887-1961)
    Erwin Schrodinger.

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sir_william_huggins

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910)
    Huggins.

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coimbra

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jacobite

(Eng. Hist.) A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary. Macaulay.

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solvay

  • noun Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
    Ernest Solvay.

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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carl_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)
    Anderson; Carl David Anderson.

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atomic

  • adjective of or relating to or comprising atoms
    • atomic structure
    • atomic hydrogen
  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    nuclear.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs

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jacques_monod

  • noun French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976)
    Jacques Lucien Monod; Monod.

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dakota

  • noun a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
  • noun the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota

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karl_alex_muller

  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Muller.

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prince

  • noun a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

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edward_calvin_kendall

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
    Kendall; Edward Kendall.

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odd_hassel

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

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severo_ochoa

  • noun United States biochemist (born in Spain) who studied the biological synthesis of nucleic acids (1905-1993)
    Ochoa.

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norrish

  • noun English chemist (1897-1978)
    Ronald George Wreyford Norrish.

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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patrick_henry

  • noun a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
    Henry.

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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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quantum_physics

  • noun the branch of physics based on quantum theory

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