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dennis_gabor

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

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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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code

  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    codification.
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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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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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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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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month

  • noun one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
    calendar month.
    • he paid the bill last month
  • noun a time unit of approximately 30 days
    • he was given a month to pay the bill

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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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deč

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kastler

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

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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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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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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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millikan

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

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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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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nov

  • noun the month following October and preceding December
    November.

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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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bowditch

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

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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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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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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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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wheatstone

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

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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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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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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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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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presenter

  • noun someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    sponsor.

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incidence_angle

  • noun the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
    angle of incidence.

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crotch

  • noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    fork.
    • they took the south fork
    • he climbed into the crotch of a tree
  • noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    fork.

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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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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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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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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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copernicus

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Mikolaj Kopernik; Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • noun a conspicuous crater on the Moon

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john_hasbrouck_van_vleck

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

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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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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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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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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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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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astrodynamics

  • noun the branch of astronomy that studies the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space

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celestial_latitude

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; dec.

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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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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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clyde_william_tombaugh

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

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claudius_ptolemaeus

  • noun Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
    Ptolemy.

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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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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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magnetic_dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    angle of dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.

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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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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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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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astrophysicist

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

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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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vladimir_kosma_zworykin

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

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nuclear_fusion

  • noun a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
    fusion; nuclear fusion reaction.

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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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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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edwin_powell_hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Hubble; Edwin Hubble.

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airport

  • noun an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
    aerodrome; drome; airdrome.

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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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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aug

  • noun the month following July and preceding September
    August.

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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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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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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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decrement

  • noun the amount by which something decreases
    decrease.
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrease.

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extinction

  • noun no longer active; extinguished
    • the extinction of the volcano
  • noun no longer in existence
    defunctness.
    • the extinction of a species

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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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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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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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salient_angle

  • noun an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees

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august

  • noun the month following July and preceding September
    Aug.
  • adjective satellite of or befitting a lord
    lordly; grand.
    • heir to a lordly fortune
    • of august lineage

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external_angle

  • noun the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
    exterior angle.

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declan

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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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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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june

  • noun the month following May and preceding July

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ludwig_boltzmann

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

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galilean

  • noun an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
    Galilaean.
  • noun one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
    Galilean satellite.

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december

The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.

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october

  • noun the month following September and preceding November
    Oct.

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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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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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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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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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magnetic_inclination

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; dip.

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exterior_angle

  • noun the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
    external angle.

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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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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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charity

  • noun a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
  • noun a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
    brotherly love.

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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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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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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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longitude

  • noun the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

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september

  • noun the month following August and preceding October
    Sept; Sep.

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biophysicist

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

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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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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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sir_charles_wheatstone

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

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dec

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; celestial latitude.
  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    December.

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axil

  • noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

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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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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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india

A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

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georges_henri_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Edouard Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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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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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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council

  • noun a body serving in an administrative capacity
    • student council
  • noun (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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ascension

  • noun a movement upward
    ascent; rise; rising.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
  • noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Ascension of the Lord; Ascension Day.

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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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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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dheeraj

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technology

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    engineering.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; engineering; applied science.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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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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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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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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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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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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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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extinction_angle

  • noun the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light
    angle of extinction.

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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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celestial_mechanics

  • noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies

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perigon

  • noun an angle of 360 degrees
    round angle.

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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date

  • noun the specified day of the month
    day of the month.
    • what is the date today?
  • noun a participant in a date
    escort.
    • his date never stopped talking

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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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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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philip_warren_anderson

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

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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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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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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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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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fred_hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Hoyle; Sir Fred Hoyle.

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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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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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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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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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astronomical

  • adjective relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
    astronomic.
    • astronomic telescope
  • adjective satellite inconceivably large
    galactic; astronomic.

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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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deca

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jan

  • noun the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
    January.

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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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committee

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    commission.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a self-constituted organization to promote something
    citizens committee.

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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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doncaster

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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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oct

  • noun the month following September and preceding November
    October.

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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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march

  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.
  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching

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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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magnetic_declination

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    magnetic variation; variation.

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nicolas_leonard_sadi_carnot

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

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united_kingdom

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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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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ra

  • noun an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
    atomic number 88; radium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Re.

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latitude

  • noun the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  • noun freedom from normal restraints in conduct
    • the new freedom in movies and novels
    • allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money

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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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edouard_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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john_van_vleck

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

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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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rake

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rip; rakehell; blood; roue; profligate.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    slant; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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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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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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oblique_angle

  • noun an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle

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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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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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shapley

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

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decimal

  • noun a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
    decimal fraction.
  • noun a number in the decimal system

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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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celsius

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

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cutting_angle

  • noun the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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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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serbia

  • noun a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
    Srbija.

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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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astrophysical

  • adjective of or concerned with astrophysics
    • astrophysical sciences

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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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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south_yorkshire

  • noun a metropolitan county in northern England

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gradient

  • noun a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    slope.
    • a five-degree gradient

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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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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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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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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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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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simon_newcomb

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

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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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weinberg

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

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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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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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svante_august_arrhenius

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

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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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dec

  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    December.
  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; celestial latitude.

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apr

  • noun the month following March and preceding May
    April.

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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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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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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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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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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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derwent

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faraday

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

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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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face_angle

  • noun the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle

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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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reflex_angle

  • noun an angle greater than 180 degrees (but less than 360)

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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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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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maria_mitchell

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

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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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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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angular

  • adjective measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    • angular momentum
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angulate.

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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salient

  • noun (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; prominent; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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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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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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new_york

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York City; Greater New York.
  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    NY; Empire State; New York State.

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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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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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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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view_angle

  • noun the angle included by a photographic lens
    angle of view.

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lenard

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

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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round_angle

  • noun an angle of 360 degrees
    perigon.

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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angle_of_dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.

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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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sept

  • noun the month following August and preceding October
    September; Sep.
  • noun people descended from a common ancestor
    kinfolk; family; family line; phratry; kinsfolk; folk.
    • his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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angle_of_view

  • noun the angle included by a photographic lens
    view angle.

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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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sep

  • noun the month following August and preceding October
    September; Sept.

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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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christian_huygens

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

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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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clyde_tombaugh

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

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henri_pitot

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

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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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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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quebec

  • noun the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
    Quebec City.
  • noun the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British

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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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spherical_angle

  • noun an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles

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Waals

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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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ant

  • noun social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
    pismire; emmet.

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johann_muller

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

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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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angle_of_inclination

  • noun (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
    inclination.

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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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conversion

  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    transition; changeover.
  • noun a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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magnetic_variation

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    variation; magnetic declination.

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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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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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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stargazing

  • noun observation of the stars
  • verb observe the stars
    stargaze.

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hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Fred Hoyle; Sir Fred Hoyle.
  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Edmond Hoyle.

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galilee

  • noun an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry

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internal

  • adjective happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    • internal organs
    • internal mechanism of a toy
    • internal party maneuvering
  • adjective satellite occurring within an institution or community
    intragroup.
    • intragroup squabbling within the corporation

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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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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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giovanni_virginio_schiaparelli

  • noun Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
    Schiaparelli.

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helix_angle

  • noun the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone

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true_anomaly

  • noun the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis measured in degrees

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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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stephen_hawking

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

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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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incidence

  • noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
    relative incidence.
  • noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
    • he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light

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chart

  • noun a visual display of information
  • noun a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea

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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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radio_astronomy

  • noun the branch of astronomy that detects and studies the radio waves emitted by celestial bodies

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selenology

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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azimuth

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    AZ.

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daniel_bernoulli

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

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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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slope

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    incline; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    gradient.
    • a five-degree gradient

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rating

  • noun an appraisal of the value of something
    valuation; evaluation.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  • noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
    evaluation.

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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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inclination_of_an_orbit

  • noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    inclination.

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james_clerk_maxwell

  • noun Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    Maxwell; J. C. Maxwell.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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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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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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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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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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stoop

  • noun an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  • noun basin for holy water
    stoup.

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calendar_month

  • noun one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
    month.
    • he paid the bill last month

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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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steven_weinberg

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

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gregorian_calendar

  • noun the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
    New Style calendar.

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helix

  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; volute; spiral; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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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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oblique

  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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iata

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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coast

  • noun the shore of a sea or ocean
    sea-coast; seashore; seacoast.
  • noun a slope down which sleds may coast
    • when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course

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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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solar_physics

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the sun

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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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lorentz

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

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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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vertical_angle

  • noun either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines

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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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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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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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requirement

  • noun required activity
    demand.
    • the requirements of his work affected his health
    • there were many demands on his time
  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requisite; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

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reaumur

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

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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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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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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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astrometry

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies

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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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college

  • noun the body of faculty and students of a college
  • noun an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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calendar

  • noun a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
  • noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
    • I have you on my calendar for next Monday

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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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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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polyhedral

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a polyhedron

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edwin_hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Hubble; Edwin Powell Hubble.

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gabriel_lippmann

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

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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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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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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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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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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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july

  • noun the month following June and preceding August

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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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vertical

  • noun something that is oriented vertically
  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    upright.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights

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complementary

  • noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    complementary color.
    • yellow and blue are complementaries
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    • `male' and `female' are complementary terms

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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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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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gregorian

Pertaining to, or originated by, some person named Gregory, especially one of the popes of that name.

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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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defunct

  • adjective satellite no longer in force or use; inactive
    • a defunct law
    • a defunct organization
  • adjective satellite having ceased to exist or live
    • the will of a defunct aunt
    • a defunct Indian tribe

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ramp

  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    incline.
  • noun North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium tricoccum; wild leek.

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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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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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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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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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stargaze

  • verb observe the stars
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; dream; daydream.

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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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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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celestial_longitude

  • noun (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    right ascension; RA.
    • one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees

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community

  • noun a group of people living in a particular local area
    • the team is drawn from all parts of the community
  • noun common ownership
    • they shared a community of possessions

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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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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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village

  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    settlement; small town.
  • noun a settlement smaller than a town
    hamlet.

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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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tombaugh

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

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diethylcarbamazine

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decent

  • adjective satellite socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    nice.
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; becoming; seemly; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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harlow_shapley

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

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extraction

  • noun the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    origin; descent.
    • he comes from good origins

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solid_angle

  • noun an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex)

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anomaly

  • noun deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    anomalousness.
  • noun a person who is unusual
    unusual person.

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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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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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policy

  • noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    • it was a policy of retribution
    • a politician keeps changing his policies
  • noun a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    • they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

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external

  • noun outward features
    • he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion
  • adjective happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    • the external auditory canal
    • external pressures

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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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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john_bardeen

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

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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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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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angle_of_refraction

  • noun the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction

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muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Karl Alex Muller.

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hypatia

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

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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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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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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donnelly

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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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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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hour_angle

  • noun the angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body
  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
    HA.

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joseph_henry

  • noun United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
    Henry.

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exterior

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    outside.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    outside.

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ascii

Persons who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; -- applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, who have, twice a year, a vertical sun.

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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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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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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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gabor

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

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epoch

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    era.
  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    date of reference.

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development

  • noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
    • he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
    • they funded research and development
  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    evolution.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer

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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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sir_alfred_charles_bernard_lovell

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

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nuclear_physicist

  • noun a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics

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diplome

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diploma

  • noun a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
    sheepskin.

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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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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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doppler

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

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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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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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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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plane_angle

  • noun an angle formed by two straight lines (in the same plane)

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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declamation

  • noun vehement oratory
  • noun recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric

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neel

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

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william_crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    Sir William Crookes; Crookes.

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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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relief

  • noun the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    assuagement; alleviation.
    • as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
  • noun the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    ease.
    • he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
    • getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

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organization

  • noun a group of people who work together
    organisation.
  • noun an organized structure for arranging or classifying
    organisation; system; arrangement.
    • he changed the arrangement of the topics
    • the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
    • he tried to understand their system of classification

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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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spherical

  • adjective of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere
    • spherical geometry
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    ball-shaped; globular; global; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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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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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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lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Edouard Lemaitre.

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competitive

  • adjective involving competition or competitiveness
    competitory.
    • competitive games
    • to improve one's competitive position
  • adjective satellite subscribing to capitalistic competition
    private-enterprise; free-enterprise.

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abbreviation

  • noun a shortened form of a word or phrase
  • noun shortening something by omitting parts of it

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polyhedral_angle

  • noun the space enclosed by three or more planes that intersect in a vertex

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astronomic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
    astronomical.
    • astronomic telescope
  • adjective satellite inconceivably large
    astronomical; galactic.

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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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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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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antoine_henri_becquerel

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

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bertram_brockhouse

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

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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date_of_reference

  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    epoch.

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collegiales

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Edwin Hubble; Edwin Powell Hubble.

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australia

  • noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
    Commonwealth of Australia.
  • noun the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

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emergency

  • noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    pinch; exigency.
    • he never knew what to do in an emergency
  • noun a state in which martial law applies
    • the governor declared a state of emergency

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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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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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)
    Henry Cavendish.

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oersted

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

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interior

  • noun the region that is inside of something
    inside.
  • noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    inside.

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fusion

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; unification.
  • noun the state of being combined into one body
    coalition.

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western_australia

  • noun a state containing the western third of Australia

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anaximander

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

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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asaph_hall

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)
    Hall.

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wave_angle

  • noun the angle of arrival (or departure) of a radio wave with respect to the axis of an antenna array

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stargazer

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

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ohm

  • noun a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere
  • noun German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)
    Georg Simon Ohm.

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dubai

  • noun port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf

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angle_of_incidence

  • noun the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
    incidence angle.

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william_thompson

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

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van_vleck

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

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parasite

  • noun an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
  • noun a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    sponge; sponger; leech.

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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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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fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.
  • adjective of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
    • water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions

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astronomer

  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    uranologist; stargazer.

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economic

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

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cosmogeny

  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmology.

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van_der_waals

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

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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gustav_theodor_fechner

  • noun German physicist who founded psychophysics; derived Fechner's law on the basis of early work by E. H. Weber (1801-1887)
    Fechner.

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jean_baptiste_joseph_fourier

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

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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cosmogony

  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogeny; cosmology.

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deca-

A prefix, from Gr. de`ka, signifying ten; specifically (Metric System), a prefix signifying the weight or measure that is ten times the principal unit.

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rontgen

  • noun German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)
    Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen; Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen; Roentgen.

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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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inclination

  • noun an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    tendency; disposition.
    • he had an inclination to give up too easily
    • a tendency to be too strict
  • noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    inclination of an orbit.

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angular_distance

  • noun the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer
    • he recorded angular distances between the stars

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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acronym

  • noun a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

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christian_johann_doppler

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

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right_angle

  • noun the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines

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variation

  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
    fluctuation.
  • noun an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    variance.
    • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

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decatur

  • noun United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
    Stephen Decatur.
  • noun a city in central Illinois; Abraham Lincoln practiced law here

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van_de_graaff

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

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incline

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    slope; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    ramp.

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december

  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    Dec.

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sir_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)
    Isaac Newton; Newton.

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stephen_william_hawking

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

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tilt_angle

  • noun the angle a rocket makes with the vertical as it curves along its trajectory

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huggins

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

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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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eddington

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

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pierre_curie

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

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feb

  • noun the month following January and preceding March
    February.

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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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hawking

  • noun English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
    Stephen Hawking; Stephen William Hawking.
  • noun the act of selling goods for a living
    vending; peddling; vendition.

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fechner

  • noun German physicist who founded psychophysics; derived Fechner's law on the basis of early work by E. H. Weber (1801-1887)
    Gustav Theodor Fechner.

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wilhelm_konrad_roentgen

  • noun German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)
    Rontgen; Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen; Roentgen.

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al-hasan_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)
    Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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alfred_kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Kastler.

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charles_augustin_de_coulomb

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

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az

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    azimuth.
  • noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
    Grand Canyon State; Arizona.

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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natural_philosophy

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

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nicolaus_copernicus

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Copernicus; Mikolaj Kopernik.

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angle_of_extinction

  • noun the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light
    extinction angle.

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conservation

  • noun an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
    preservation.
  • noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

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lord_rayleigh

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

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sir_william_crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    William Crookes; Crookes.

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astrophysics

  • noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial bodies

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avogadro

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

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november

  • noun the month following October and preceding December
    Nov.

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regiomontanus

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

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interior_angle

  • noun the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
    internal angle.

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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leo_esaki

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

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certificate

  • noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    credential; credentials; certification.
  • noun a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
    security.
    • he held several valuable securities

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internal_angle

  • noun the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
    interior angle.

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january

  • noun the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
    Jan.

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charles_townes

  • noun United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
    Charles Hard Townes; Townes.

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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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philipp_lenard

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

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solar

  • adjective relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
    • solar eclipse
    • solar energy

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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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dec

  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    December.
  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; celestial latitude.

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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sir_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)
    Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.

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archimedes

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

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rene_antoine_ferchault_de_reaumur

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

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joseph_louis_gay-lussac

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

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sir_fred_hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Hoyle; Fred Hoyle.

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wollaston

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

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oratorical

  • adjective satellite characteristic of an orator or oratory
    • oratorical prose
    • harangued his men in an oratorical way"- Robert Graves

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uk

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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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)
    Albert Einstein.
  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    genius; brainiac; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein

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autonomous

  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
  • adjective satellite existing as an independent entity
    • the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies

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display

  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    show.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested
  • noun something shown to the public
    exhibit; showing.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

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mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanism.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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uranologist

  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    astronomer; stargazer.

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celestial

  • adjective of or relating to the sky
    heavenly.
    • celestial map
    • a heavenly body
  • adjective relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
    heavenly.
    • celestial beings
    • heavenly hosts

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gregorian_calendar_month

  • noun a month in the Gregorian calendar

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al

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; aluminium; aluminum.
  • noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Camellia State; Alabama; Heart of Dixie.

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an

  • noun an associate degree in nursing
    Associate in Nursing.

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education

  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    instruction; educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded
  • noun knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    • it was clear that he had a very broad education

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michael_faraday

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

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ha

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
    hour angle.

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may

  • noun the month following April and preceding June
  • noun thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    English hawthorn; Crataegus oxycantha; whitethorn; Crataegus laevigata.

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corporation

  • noun a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
    corp.
  • noun slang for a paunch
    tummy; bay window; pot; potbelly.

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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illinois

(Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians, which formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.

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right_ascension

  • noun (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    celestial longitude; RA.
    • one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees

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william_shockley

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

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digital

  • adjective displaying numbers rather than scale positions
    • digital clock
    • digital readout
  • adjective relating to or performed with the fingers
    • digital examination

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department

  • noun a specialized division of a large organization
    section.
    • you'll find it in the hardware department
    • she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury
  • noun the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

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february

  • noun the month following January and preceding March
    Feb.

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zworykin

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

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mikolaj_kopernik

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus.

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coulomb

  • noun a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
    C; ampere-second.
  • noun French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
    Charles Augustin de Coulomb.

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geiger

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

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slant

  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    angle.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    rake; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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townes

  • noun United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
    Charles Hard Townes; Charles Townes.

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april

  • noun the month following March and preceding May
    Apr.

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henry_russell

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

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astronomy

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

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mar

  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.
  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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dogleg

  • noun angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
  • noun a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway

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wilhelm_konrad_rontgen

  • noun German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)
    Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen; Rontgen; Roentgen.

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charles

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

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orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    celestial orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; domain; sphere; area; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit

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complementary_angles

  • noun two angles whose sum is a right angle

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torricelli

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

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angle_of_reflection

  • noun the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

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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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declination

  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    decline.
  • noun a downward slope or bend
    decline; descent; declivity; downslope; fall; declension.

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conte_alessandro_volta

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

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j._c._maxwell

  • noun Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell.

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charles_hard_townes

  • noun United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
    Charles Townes; Townes.

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