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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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limited

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

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two-dimensional

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    planar.
  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; 2-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting

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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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paraphysis

  • noun a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed

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wrapping_paper

  • noun a tough paper used for wrapping

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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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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tenuous

  • adjective satellite having thin consistency
    • a tenuous fluid
  • adjective satellite very thin in gauge or diameter
    • a tenuous thread

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tissue_paper

  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue.

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lodge

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

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kastler

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

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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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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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twiglike

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiggy.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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graph

  • noun a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
    graphical record.
  • verb represent by means of a graph
    chart.
    • chart the data

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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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thinness

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    tenuity; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; spareness.

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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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scrawny

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite inferior in size or quality
    stunted; scrubby.
    • scrawny cattle
    • scrubby cut-over pine
    • old stunted thorn trees

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papier-mache

  • noun a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry
    paper-mache.

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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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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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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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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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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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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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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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confetti

  • noun small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)

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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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capillary

  • noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    capillary tube; capillary tubing.
  • noun any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
    capillary vessel.

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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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strand

  • noun a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • noun line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

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gangly

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; lanky.

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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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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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sadi_carnot

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

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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spindle-legged

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-shanked.

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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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cosmogenic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmological.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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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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litmus_paper

  • noun unsized paper treated with litmus for use as an acid-base indicator

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pellucidness

  • noun passing light without diffusion or distortion
    limpidity; pellucidity.

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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hess

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

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optics

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

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cecil_frank_powell

  • noun English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
    Powell.

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albert_einstein

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

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aeronautics

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

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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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statistical_mechanics

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

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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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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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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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crystallography

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

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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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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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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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clean-cut

  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; trig.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard
  • adjective satellite clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
    clear-cut; clear.
    • as clear as a whistle
    • clear footprints in the snow
    • the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
    • a spire clean-cut against the sky
    • a clear-cut pattern

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deep-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    hollow-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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kirchhoff

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

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landau

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

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transfer_paper

  • noun a paper that is coated with a preparation for transferring a design to another surface

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cadaverous

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
    cadaveric.
    • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

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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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hans_geiger

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

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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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narrow-mouthed

  • adjective satellite having a narrow mouth

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chromatid

  • noun one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis

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asthenic

  • adjective satellite lacking strength or vigor
    adynamic; enervated; debilitated.
  • adjective satellite having a slender physique

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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hairlike

  • adjective satellite long and slender with a very small internal diameter
    capillary.
    • a capillary tube

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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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compressed

  • adjective satellite pressed tightly together
    tight.
    • with lips compressed
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; compress; pack together.
    • compress the data

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ecologic

  • adjective characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
    ecological.
    • an ecological disaster
  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; ecological; bionomical.
    • ecological research

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two-dimensionality

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    flatness; planeness.

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aerodynamic

  • adjective of or relating to aerodynamics
  • adjective satellite designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
    sleek; streamlined; flowing.
    • a streamlined convertible

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cardboard

  • noun a stiff moderately thick paper
    composition board.
  • adjective satellite without substance
    unlifelike.
    • cardboard caricatures of historical figures

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thready

  • adjective satellite forming viscous or glutinous threads
    ropey; ropy; stringy.
  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; filamentous; filamentlike.

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art_paper

  • noun a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay)

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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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barb

  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; dig; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • noun the pointed part of barbed wire

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hydrostatic

  • adjective relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit
    • hydrostatic pressure

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born

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

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scraggy

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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crepe_paper

  • noun paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
    crepe.

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leanness

  • noun the quality of being meager
    scantiness; exiguity; meagreness; scantness; poorness; meagerness.
    • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    thinness; spareness.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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scarecrowish

  • adjective satellite resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged
    • a forlorn scarecrowish figure

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avionics

  • noun science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics
    • avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program

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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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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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electromagnetics

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

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filter_paper

  • noun a porous unsized paper used for filtering

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sarcostyle

  • noun one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
    myofibrilla; myofibril.

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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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thick

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

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huygens

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

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tenuity

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; rarity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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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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tar

  • noun any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
    pitch.
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; Jack; seafarer; mariner.

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electrostatics

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with static electricity

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kelvin

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

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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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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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quantum_mechanics

  • noun the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)

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ludwig_boltzmann

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

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filmy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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three-ply

  • adjective satellite having a thickness made up of three layers or strands
    • three-ply cloth
    • three-ply yarn

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kinematics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass

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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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georg_simon_ohm

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

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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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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aeromechanics

  • noun the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
    aerodynamics.

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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filiform

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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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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bionomic

  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    ecological; bionomical; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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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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slenderness

  • noun the quality of being slight or inadequate
    • he knew the slenderness of my wallet
    • the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done
    • the slenderness of the evidence
  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope

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classical_mechanics

  • noun the branch of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion
    Newtonian mechanics.

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thermodynamics_of_equilibrium

  • noun the aspect of thermodynamics concerned with thermal equilibrium
    thermostatics.

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tabular

  • adjective of or pertaining to or arranged in table form
  • adjective satellite flat; like a table in form

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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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science

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

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d

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

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computer_paper

  • noun paper folded to permit continuous printing controlled by a computer

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evangelista_torricelli

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

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biophysicist

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

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obvious

  • adjective easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • obvious errors

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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transparency

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparence.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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tracing

  • noun the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
  • noun a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
    trace.

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sir_charles_wheatstone

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

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catoptrics

  • noun branch of optics dealing with formation of images by mirrors

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deep-chested

  • adjective satellite thick in the chest
    • a deep-chested breed of dog

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmologic.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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thermostatics

  • noun the aspect of thermodynamics concerned with thermal equilibrium
    thermodynamics of equilibrium.

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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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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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slim

  • verb take off weight
    melt off; slenderize; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.
  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slender; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street

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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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statics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium
  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; static; atmospheric static.

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high

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

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boney

  • adjective having bones especially many or prominent bones
    bony.
    • a bony shad fillet
    • her bony wrist
    • bony fish
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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slender

  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slim; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street
  • adjective satellite very narrow
    thin.
    • a thin line across the page

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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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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pad_of_paper

  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad; tablet.

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embryonal

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryologic; embryonic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development

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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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roofing_paper

  • noun a heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as part of a roof for waterproofing
    tar paper.

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shank

  • noun a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  • noun the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

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buoyant

  • adjective satellite tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
    floaty.
    • buoyant balloons
    • buoyant balsawood boats
    • a floaty scarf
  • adjective satellite characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
    perky; chirpy.
    • buoyant spirits
    • his quick wit and chirpy humor
    • looking bright and well and chirpy
    • a perky little widow in her 70s

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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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straplike

  • adjective satellite long and narrow like a strap
    • straplike leaves

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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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thermodynamics

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

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filament

  • noun a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    fibril; strand.
  • noun the stalk of a stamen

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morphological

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphologic.
  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    geomorphologic; geomorphological; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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lanky

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; gangly.

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blotter

  • noun absorbent paper used to dry ink
    blotting paper.
  • noun the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
    rap sheet; charge sheet; police blotter; day book.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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thermodynamic

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
    thermodynamical.
    • the thermodynamic limit

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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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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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modest

  • adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
  • adjective satellite not large but sufficient in size or amount
    small.
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way

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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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heinrich_rudolph_hertz

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

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fluid_mechanics

  • noun study of the mechanics of fluids
    hydraulics.

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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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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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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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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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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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slim-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; wasp-waisted.

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pocket-size

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-sized; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-sized.
    • pocket-size paperbacks

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paper_tape

  • noun a long narrow strip of paper

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linen

  • noun a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
  • noun a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
    linen paper.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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paper_toweling

  • noun absorbent paper used as toweling

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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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lithesome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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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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india_paper

  • noun a thin tough opaque paper used in fine books

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cobwebby

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite covered with cobwebs

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manilla

  • noun a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
    manilla paper; manila; manila paper.

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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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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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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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aeronautic

  • adjective of or pertaining to aeronautics
    aeronautical.

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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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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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ticker

  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; pump.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly
  • noun a small portable timepiece
    watch.

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nicolas_leonard_sadi_carnot

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

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acoustical

  • adjective of or relating to the science of acoustics
    acoustic.
    • acoustic properties of a hall

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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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capillarity

  • noun a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
    capillary action.

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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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myofibrilla

  • noun one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
    myofibril; sarcostyle.

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litmus

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus test.

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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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high-energy_physics

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

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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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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henri_pitot

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

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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dogmatic

  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    dogmatical.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

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acoustic

  • noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  • adjective of or relating to the science of acoustics
    acoustical.
    • acoustic properties of a hall

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physiologic

  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiological.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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airiness

  • noun the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
  • noun the property of something weightless and insubstantial
    buoyancy.

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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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aerodynamics

  • noun the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
    aeromechanics.

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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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heinrich_hertz

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

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twiggy

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiglike.

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astrophysical

  • adjective of or concerned with astrophysics
    • astrophysical sciences

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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spareness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; sparseness; thinness.
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; thinness.

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quantum

  • noun a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
  • noun (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

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particle_physics

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

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small-scale

  • adjective satellite created or drawn on a small scale
    • small-scale maps
    • a small-scale model
  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-size; pocket-sized; modest; small; minor.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country

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george_paget_thomson

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

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brockhouse

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

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gossamer

  • noun a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  • noun filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    cobweb.

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hydraulic

  • adjective moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)
    • hydraulic erosion
    • hydraulic brakes
  • adjective of or relating to the study of hydraulics
    • hydraulic engineer

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thickened

  • adjective satellite made or having become thick
    • thickened bronchial arteries
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken; inspissate.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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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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wilhelm_konrad_roentgen

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

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electronics

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

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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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paper_thin

  • adjective satellite thin as paper
    • her blouse was paper thin

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wallpaper

  • noun a decorative paper for the walls of rooms
  • verb cover with wallpaper
    paper.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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tar_paper

  • noun a heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as part of a roof for waterproofing
    roofing paper.

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shriveled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; sere; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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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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quantum_field_theory

  • noun the branch of quantum physics that is concerned with the theory of fields; it was motivated by the question of how an atom radiates light as its electrons jump from excited states

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greaseproof

  • adjective satellite resistant to penetration by grease or oil or wax
    • greaseproof wrapping paper

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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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biophysics

  • noun physics as applied to biological problems

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myofibril

  • noun one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
    myofibrilla; sarcostyle.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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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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thread

  • noun a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    yarn.
  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    ribbon.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward

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constricting

  • adjective satellite (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    narrowing; constrictive.
  • verb squeeze or press together
    compact; compress; contract; press; constrict; squeeze.
    • she compressed her lips
    • the spasm contracted the muscle

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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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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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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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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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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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mortal

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

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faraday

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

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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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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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shrink-wrap

  • noun the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something

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wasp

  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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aeriform

  • adjective satellite resembling air or having the form of air
    airlike.
  • adjective satellite characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
    airy; aerial; aery; ethereal.
    • figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle
    • aerial fancies
    • an airy apparition
    • physical rather than ethereal forms

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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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holography

  • noun the branch of optics that deals with the use of coherent light from a laser in order to make a hologram that can then be used to create a three-dimensional image

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astronautics

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

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ethereal

  • adjective satellite characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
    airy; aeriform; aerial; aery.
    • figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle
    • aerial fancies
    • an airy apparition
    • physical rather than ethereal forms
  • adjective of or containing or dissolved in ether
    • ethereal solution

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reaumur

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

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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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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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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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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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weinberg

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

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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newtonian

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

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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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self-opinionated

  • adjective satellite obstinate in your opinions
    opinionated; opinionative.

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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nucleonics

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

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flimsy

  • noun a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
    onionskin.
  • adjective satellite lacking solidity or strength
    • a flimsy table
    • flimsy construction

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ballistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity
    • ballistic missile

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airy

  • adjective satellite open to or abounding in fresh air
    aired.
    • airy rooms
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    windy; visionary; impractical; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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reedy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    wheezy.
  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedlike.

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weave

  • noun pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
  • verb interlace by or as if by weaving
    interweave.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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sylphlike

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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cytological

  • adjective of or relating to the science of cytology
    cytologic.

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rawboned

  • adjective satellite having a lean and bony physique
    • a rawboned cow hand

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lenard

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

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optical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving light or optics
    • optical supplies
  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; visual; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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reedlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedy.

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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crepe

  • noun paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
    crepe paper.
  • noun small very thin pancake
    crape; French pancake.

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than

A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.
Behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Matt. xii. 42.
Which when Beelzebub perceived, than whom, Satan except, none higher sat. Milton.
It's wiser being good than bad; It's safer being meek than fierce; It's fitter being sane than mad. R. Browning.

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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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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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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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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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thermionics

  • noun the branch of electronics dealing with thermionic phenomena (especially thermionic vacuum tubes)

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cheesecloth

  • noun a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses

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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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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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individual

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

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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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gangling

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangly; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangly; lanky.

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transparence

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparency.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparentness; transparency.

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withered

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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spectrum

  • noun an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • noun a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

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plasma_physics

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

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ptolemaic

  • adjective of or relating to the astronomer Ptolemy
  • adjective satellite of or relating to the geocentric Ptolemaic system
    • in the Ptolemaic system of planetary motion the earth is fixed as the center of the universe with the sun and moon and planets revolving around it

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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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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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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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dynamics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
    kinetics.
  • noun an efficient incentive
    dynamic; moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches

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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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narrow-minded

  • adjective capable of being shocked
    shockable.
  • adjective lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
    narrow.
    • a brilliant but narrow-minded judge
    • narrow opinions

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opinionated

  • adjective satellite obstinate in your opinions
    self-opinionated; opinionative.

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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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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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pocket-sized

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-size; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-size.
    • pocket-size paperbacks

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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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count_rumford

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

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hale

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

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tracing_paper

  • noun a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings

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transparent

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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hyperfine

  • adjective satellite extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components
    • hyperfine structure

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stephen_hawking

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

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opinionative

  • adjective satellite obstinate in your opinions
    opinionated; self-opinionated.

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embryologic

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryonal; embryonic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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chartaceous

  • adjective of or like paper
    paperlike; papery.

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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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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music_paper

  • noun paper with lines appropriate for writing music
    score paper.

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selenology

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon

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piece_of_paper

  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet; sheet of paper.

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chest

  • noun the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    pectus; thorax.
  • noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

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john_hasbrouck_van_vleck

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

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quilted

  • adjective satellite made of layers of fabric held together by patterned stitching
  • verb stitch or sew together
    quilt.
    • quilt the skirt

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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cartridge_paper

  • noun thick white paper for pencil and ink drawings
  • noun paper for making cartridge cases

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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hypha

  • noun any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

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daniel_bernoulli

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

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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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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wheatstone

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

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graph_paper

  • noun paper that has lines to permit drawing graphs

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spindly

  • adjective satellite long and lean
    lank.

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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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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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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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writing_paper

  • noun paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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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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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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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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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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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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blot

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; smirch; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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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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steven_weinberg

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

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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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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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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tape

  • noun a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
    • he used a piece of tape for a belt
    • he wrapped a tape around the package
  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape recording; taping.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape

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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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slender-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    wasp-waisted; slim-waisted.

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rice

  • noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  • noun annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

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equilibrium

  • noun a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
  • noun a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
    chemical equilibrium.

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lighter-than-air

  • adjective satellite relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces

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electron_optics

  • noun the branch of electronics that deals with beams of electrons and their focusing and deflection by magnetic fields

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closed-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    close-minded.

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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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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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microelectronic

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of miniature electronic components

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lighter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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botanical

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanic.
    • botanical garden

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four-ply

  • adjective satellite having a thickness made up of four layers or strands
    • four-ply yarns

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hydrokinetic

  • adjective relating to fluids in motion or the forces that produce or affect such motion

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pneumatics

  • noun the branch of mechanics that deals with the mechanical properties of gases

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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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fibril

  • noun a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    strand; filament.

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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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wiry

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    stringy.
  • adjective of or relating to wire

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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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embryonic

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryonal; embryologic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development
  • adjective satellite in an early stage of development
    embryotic.
    • the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre
    • an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing

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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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close-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    closed-minded.

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art

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

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robert_van_de_graaff

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

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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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electrostatic

  • adjective concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity
    static.
    • an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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bionomical

  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; ecological; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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pellucid

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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two-ply

  • adjective satellite having a thickness made up of two layers or strands

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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wisplike

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wispy.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

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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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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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see-through

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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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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closed

  • adjective not open or affording passage or access
    • the many closed streets made travel difficult
    • our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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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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linen_paper

  • noun a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
    linen.

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biogeographic

  • adjective of or relating to or involved with biogeography
    biogeographical.

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illiberal

  • adjective satellite narrow-minded about cherished opinions
    intolerant.

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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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atomic_physics

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

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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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cryogeny

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

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nuclear_physicist

  • noun a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics

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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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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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floaty

  • adjective satellite tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
    buoyant.
    • buoyant balloons
    • buoyant balsawood boats
    • a floaty scarf

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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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carbon

  • noun an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    C; atomic number 6.
  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon paper.

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lightness

  • noun a feeling of joy and pride
    elation; high spirits.
  • noun the property of being comparatively small in weight
    weightlessness.
    • the lightness of balsa wood

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emaciated

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; emaciate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him

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tapered

  • adjective satellite becoming gradually narrower
    narrowing; tapering.
    • long tapering fingers
    • trousers with tapered legs
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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papyrus

  • noun paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
  • noun tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
    Egyptian paper rush; Cyperus papyrus; Egyptian paper reed; paper plant; paper rush.

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gaunt

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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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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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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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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tapering

  • noun the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    • the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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planeness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; flatness.

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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dimensional

  • adjective of or relating to dimensions
  • adjective satellite having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person; he is pasty, bland, faceless"- Norman Cousins
    • never matures as a dimensional character

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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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flypaper

  • noun paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies

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buoyancy

  • noun cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
    perkiness.
  • noun the property of something weightless and insubstantial
    airiness.

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crystalline

  • adjective consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
    • granite is crystalline
  • adjective satellite distinctly or sharply outlined
    • crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

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roofing

  • noun material used to construct a roof
  • noun the craft of a roofer

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papier

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neurobiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of the nervous system
  • adverb with respect to neurobiology
    • explain the phenomenon neurobiologically

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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solar_physics

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the sun

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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manilla_paper

  • noun a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
    manilla; manila; manila paper.

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cobweb

  • noun a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
  • noun filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    gossamer.

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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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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mach

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

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lissome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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limpidity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    pellucidity; lucidity; clarity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun passing light without diffusion or distortion
    pellucidity; pellucidness.

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catoptrical

  • adjective of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
    catoptric.

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hertzian

  • adjective of or relating to the physicist Heinrich Hertz or his work
    • Hertzian discoveries

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fritz_w._meissner

  • noun German physicist (1882-1974)
    Meissner.

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crystal_clear

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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aery

  • noun the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
    eyrie; aerie; eyry.
  • noun any habitation at a high altitude
    eyrie; aerie; eyry.

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vaporous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vapourous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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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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botanic

  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanical.
    • botanical garden

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planate

  • adjective satellite having been flattened
    flattened.

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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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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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newspaper

  • noun a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
    paper.
    • he read his newspaper at breakfast
  • noun a business firm that publishes newspapers
    paper; newspaper publisher.
    • Murdoch owns many newspapers

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wax_paper

  • noun paper that has been waterproofed by treatment with wax or paraffin

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platelike

  • adjective satellite as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks
    placoid.

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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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ribbonlike

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbony.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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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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manila_paper

  • noun a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
    manilla; manilla paper; manila.

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strait

  • noun a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    sound.
  • noun a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    straits; pass.

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transparentness

  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparency.

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filamentous

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentlike.

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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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cosmogonic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmologic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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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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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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morphologic

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals
    morphological; structural.
    • morphological differences
  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphological.

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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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lightweight

  • noun a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
  • noun someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
    whippersnapper; jackanapes.

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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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sunken-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; hollow-eyed.

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composition_board

  • noun a stiff moderately thick paper
    cardboard.

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manifold_paper

  • noun a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
    manifold.
    • an original and two manifolds

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cosmogonical

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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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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svelte

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; polished; urbane.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; supple.

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pad

  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; tablet.
  • noun the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

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manila

  • noun a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
    manilla; manilla paper; manila paper.
  • noun the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
    capital of the Philippines.

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composition

  • noun the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    composing.
    • harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art
  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    physical composition; make-up; makeup; constitution.

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toweling

  • noun any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
    towelling.
  • verb wipe with a towel
    towel.
    • towel your hair dry

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gauze-like

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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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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cartridge

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
  • noun a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
    magazine.

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anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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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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score_paper

  • noun paper with lines appropriate for writing music
    music paper.

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fourier

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

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cryogenics

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

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haggard

  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.

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electromagnetism

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

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wispy

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wisplike.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; shadowy; faint; vague.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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kept

  • adjective (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded
    unbroken.
    • unbroken promises
    • promises kept
  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; maintain; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes

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paperlike

  • adjective of or like paper
    papery; chartaceous.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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plastic_film

  • noun a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
    film.

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biogeographical

  • adjective of or relating to or involved with biogeography
    biogeographic.

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neel

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

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bladed

  • adjective bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination
    • he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed
  • adjective having a blade or blades; often used in combination
    • a single-bladed leaf
    • narrow-bladed grass

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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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vladimir_kosma_zworykin

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

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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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rice_paper

  • noun a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice-paper tree

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drawing

  • noun an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
    • it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7
  • noun a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
    • drawings of abstract forms
    • he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

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construction_paper

  • noun paper suitable for drawing and making cutouts

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manifold

  • noun a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
  • noun a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
    manifold paper.
    • an original and two manifolds

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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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thickness

  • noun the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
  • noun indistinct articulation
    • judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily

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well-kept

  • adjective satellite kept in good condition
    maintained; kept up.
  • adjective satellite of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    trim; shipshape.
    • even the barn was shipshape
    • a trim little sailboat

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atomic

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

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fineness

  • noun the quality of being very good indeed
    choiceness.
    • the inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine
  • noun the property of being very narrow or thin
    thinness.
    • he marvelled at the fineness of her hair

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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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parchment

  • noun a superior paper resembling sheepskin
  • noun skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
    sheepskin; lambskin.

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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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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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small-minded

  • adjective satellite contemptibly narrow in outlook
    petty.
    • petty little comments
    • disgusted with their small-minded pettiness

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tablet

  • noun a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; pad.

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density

  • noun the amount per unit size
    denseness.
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; concentration; tightness; denseness.

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weightless

  • adjective having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light
    • floating freely in a weightless condition
    • a baby bat...fluffy and weightless as a moth
    • jackets made of a weightless polyester fabric

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john_van_vleck

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

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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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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greaseproof_paper

  • noun paper that is impermeable to oil or grease; used in cooking

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quantum_physics

  • noun the branch of physics based on quantum theory

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weightlessness

  • noun the property of being comparatively small in weight
    lightness.
    • the lightness of balsa wood

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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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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plasma

  • noun the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
    plasm; blood plasma.
  • noun a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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capillary_action

  • noun a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
    capillarity.

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pellucidity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; lucidity; clarity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun passing light without diffusion or distortion
    limpidity; pellucidness.

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nuclear_physics

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

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joseph_henry

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

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blueprint_paper

  • noun sensitized paper used to make blueprints

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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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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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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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particle

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
  • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
    subatomic particle.

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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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shrink

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    head-shrinker; psychiatrist.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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sized

  • adjective having a specified size
  • verb cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
    size.

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einsteinian

  • adjective of or relating to Albert Einstein or his theories
    • the Einsteinian universe

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sparse

  • adjective satellite not dense
    thin.
    • a thin beard
    • trees were sparse

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diaphanous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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classical

  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    classical music; serious music.
  • adjective of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    classic.
    • classic Cinese pottery

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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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pierre_curie

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

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low-density

  • adjective satellite having low relative density or specific gravity
  • adjective satellite having low concentration
    • low-density urban areas

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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narrowed

  • adjective satellite reduced in size as by squeezing together
    • his narrowed eyes
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    narrow; contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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sociobiological

  • adjective of or relating to sociobiology
    sociobiologic.

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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dense

  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; impenetrable.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom
  • adjective satellite hard to pass through because of dense growth
    thick.
    • dense vegetation
    • thick woods

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lee

  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.
  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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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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electromagnetic

  • adjective pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
    • electromagnetic energy

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waste_paper

  • noun paper discarded after use

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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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rhizoid

  • noun any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc

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newsprint

  • noun cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
    newspaper.
    • they used bales of newspaper every day

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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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intolerant

  • adjective unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
  • adjective satellite narrow-minded about cherished opinions
    illiberal.

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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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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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van_vleck

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

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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drawing_paper

  • noun paper that is specially prepared for use in drafting

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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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lissom

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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high_energy_physics

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

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narrowness

  • noun the property of being narrow; having little width
    • the narrowness of the road
  • noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    narrow-mindedness.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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solid-state_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity; photoconductivity

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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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impenetrable

  • adjective not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • an impenetrable fortress
    • impenetrable rain forests
  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; dense.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom

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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_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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rangy

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; lanky.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite adapted to wandering or roaming

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vapourous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vaporous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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gauze

  • noun (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
    gauze bandage.
  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    netting; veiling.

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shipshape

  • adjective satellite of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    trim; well-kept.
    • even the barn was shipshape
    • a trim little sailboat

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cosmologic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmological.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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polaroid

  • noun (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare

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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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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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wasp-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; slim-waisted.

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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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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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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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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constrictive

  • adjective satellite (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    constricting; narrowing.
  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; confining; restricting; limiting.

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anorexic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorectic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorectic.

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catoptric

  • adjective of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
    catoptrical.

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gauzy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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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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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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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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scanty

  • noun short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
    pantie; panty; step-in.
  • adjective satellite lacking in amplitude or quantity
    spare; bare.
    • a bare livelihood
    • a scanty harvest
    • a spare diet

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lithe

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; svelte; supple.

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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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wax

  • noun any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  • verb cover with wax
    • wax the car

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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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blueprint

  • noun something intended as a guide for making something else
    pattern; design.
    • a blueprint for a house
    • a pattern for a skirt
  • noun photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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paper-mache

  • noun a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry
    papier-mache.

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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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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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threadlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    filiform; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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philipp_lenard

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

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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spindle-shanked

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-legged.

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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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atom

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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wafer-thin

  • adjective satellite very thin
    • wafer-thin sheets of metal
  • adverb very thin
    • it was cut wafer-thin

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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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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limpid

  • adjective satellite clear and bright
    liquid.
    • the liquid air of a spring morning
    • eyes shining with a liquid luster
    • limpid blue eyes
  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal

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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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netting

  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    gauze; veiling.
  • noun creating nets

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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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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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sleazy

  • adjective satellite of cloth; thin and loosely woven
    • the coat has a sleazy lining
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; chintzy; cheesy.

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piece

  • noun a separate part of a whole
    • an important piece of the evidence
  • noun an item that is an instance of some type;
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china

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ticker_tape

  • noun a continuous thin ribbon of paper on which stock quotes are written

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weedy

  • adjective abounding with or resembling weeds
    • a weedy path
    • weedy plants that take over a garden
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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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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aerial

  • noun a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    forward pass.
  • noun an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
    transmitting aerial; antenna.

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chad

  • noun a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
  • noun a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
    Lake Chad.

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veiling

  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    gauze; netting.
  • verb to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    veil.
    • women in Afghanistan veil their faces

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lank

  • adjective satellite long and thin and often limp
    • grown lank with fasting
    • lank mousy hair
  • adjective satellite long and lean
    spindly.

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trig

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trigonometry.
  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; clean-cut.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard

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hollow-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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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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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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filamentlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentous.

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ectomorphic

  • adjective having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

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carbon_paper

  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon.

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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michael_faraday

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

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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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thermodynamical

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
    thermodynamic.
    • the thermodynamic limit

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sunken

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    recessed; deep-set.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
  • verb fall or descend to a lower place or level
    drop down; drop; sink.
    • He sank to his knees

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stephen_william_hawking

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

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planar

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    two-dimensional.

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rheology

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter

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field

  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    • he planted a field of wheat
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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dogmatical

  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    dogmatic.

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ribbony

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbonlike.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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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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papery

  • adjective satellite thin and paperlike
    • papery leaves
    • wasps that make nests of papery material
  • adjective of or like paper
    paperlike; chartaceous.

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underweight

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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zworykin

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

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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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blotting_paper

  • noun absorbent paper used to dry ink
    blotter.

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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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lucid

  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument
  • adjective satellite having a clear mind
    • a lucid moment in his madness

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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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hydraulics

  • noun study of the mechanics of fluids
    fluid mechanics.

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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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placoid

  • adjective satellite as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks
    platelike.

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ecological

  • adjective characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
    ecologic.
    • an ecological disaster
  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; bionomical; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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flattened

  • adjective satellite having been flattened
    planate.
  • verb make flat or flatter
    flatten.
    • flatten a road
    • flatten your stomach with these exercises

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mechanical

  • adjective using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
    • a mechanical process
    • his smile was very mechanical
    • a mechanical toy
  • adjective relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
    mechanically skillful.
    • mechanical arts
    • mechanical design
    • mechanical skills

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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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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sheet_of_paper

  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet; piece of paper.

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oilpaper

  • noun paper that has been made translucent and waterproof by soaking in oil

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genetical

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetic; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code
  • adjective of or relating to the science of genetics
    genetic.
    • genetic research

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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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wafer

  • noun a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • noun a small thin crisp cake or cookie

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anorexigenic

  • adjective satellite causing loss of appetite
    anorectic.
    • an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug

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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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kinetics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
    dynamics.

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microelectronics

  • noun the branch of electronics that deals with miniature components

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torricelli

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

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geiger

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

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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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meander

  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    ramble.

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newtonian_mechanics

  • noun the branch of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion
    classical mechanics.

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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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stringy

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    wiry.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; sinewy.

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