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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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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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sir_arthur_stanley_eddington

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

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hyaline

  • noun a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions
    hyalin.
  • adjective satellite resembling glass in transparency or translucency
    hyaloid.
    • the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell

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theodor_schwann

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
    Schwann.

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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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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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bar_magnet

  • noun a magnet in the form of a bar with magnetic poles at each end

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magnetic

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

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edmund_halley

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

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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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superficies

  • noun the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance
    • the audience was held by the substance of the play rather than by the superficies of the production"-R.W.Speaight
  • noun outer surface of an area or a body

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golgi

  • noun Italian histologist noted for work on the structure of the nervous system and for his discovery of Golgi bodies (1844-1926)
    Camillo Golgi.

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sir_frederick_william_herschel

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

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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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sadi_carnot

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

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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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zinc

  • noun a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
    atomic number 30; Zn.
  • verb coat or cover with zinc

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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kastler

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

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take-up

  • noun any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom)
    • a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool
  • noun the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in

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ernest_walton

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

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paint

  • noun a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    pigment.
    • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably
  • noun (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    key.
    • he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
    • he dominates play in the paint

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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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explosive_device

  • noun device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

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doorknocker

  • noun a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
    rapper; knocker.

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gustav_hertz

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

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quantum_electrodynamics

  • noun a relativistic quantum theory of the electromagnetic interactions of photons and electrons and muons
    QED.

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electricity

  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

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klein_bottle

  • noun a closed surface with only one side; formed by passing one end of a tube through the side of the tube and joining it with the other end

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laplace

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

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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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histologist

  • noun anatomist who specializes in the microscopic study of animal tissues

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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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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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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breathing

  • noun the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    external respiration; respiration; ventilation.
  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    breathe; respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring

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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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serous_membrane

  • noun a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
    serosa.

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soot

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • verb coat with soot

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permanent_magnet

  • noun a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from a magnetic field
    static magnet.

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bowditch

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

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endosteum

  • noun vascular membrane that lines the inner surface of long bones

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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wave

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

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snowshoe

  • noun a device to help you walk on deep snow; a lightweight frame shaped like a racquet is strengthened with cross pieces and contains a network of thongs; one is worn on each foot
  • verb travel on snowshoes
    • After a heavy snowfall, we have to snowshoe to the grocery store

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endocranium

  • noun membrane lining the inside of the skull

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meniscal

Pertaining to, or having the form of, a meniscus.

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henry

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

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sir_edward_victor_appleton

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

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bubbler

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; water fountain.
  • noun any of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid

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space_biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.

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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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object_lens

  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    objective; object glass; objective lens.

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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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tsung_dao_lee

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

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prophylactic

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; preventative.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; condom.

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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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diverging

  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    divergent.
  • verb move or draw apart
    diverge.
    • The two paths diverge here

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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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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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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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functional_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy in its relation to function
    physiological anatomy; morphophysiology.

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john_dalton

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

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cockcroft

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

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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pargetting

  • noun plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys
    pargeting; parget.
  • noun ornamental plasterwork
    pargeting; pargetry.

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damper

  • noun a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • noun a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    muffler.

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hess

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

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optics

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

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cecil_frank_powell

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

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albert_einstein

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

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frisch

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

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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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aeronautics

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

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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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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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axolemma

  • noun outer membrane covering an axon

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material_body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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meitner

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

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surface_tension

  • noun a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces

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applied_anatomy

  • noun the practical application of anatomical knowledge to diagnosis and treatment
    clinical anatomy.

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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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johannes_peter_muller

  • noun German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858)
    Muller.

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crescent

  • noun any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
  • adjective satellite resembling the new moon in shape
    crescent-shaped; lunate; semilunar.

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sir_fred_hoyle

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

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intraocular

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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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shooting_stick

  • noun device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat

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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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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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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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schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Matthias Schleiden; M. J. Schleiden.

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henri_pitot

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

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power

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

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apparatus

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    setup.
  • noun (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    • the breathing apparatus

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eugene_wigner

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

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kirchhoff

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

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clyde_william_tombaugh

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

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tarmac

  • noun a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
    tarmacadam.
  • noun a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar
    tarmacadam; macadam.

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vladimir_kosma_zworykin

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

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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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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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hipparchus

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

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body

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

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memory_device

  • noun a device that preserves information for retrieval
    storage device.

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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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sir_john_douglas_cockcroft

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

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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schiaparelli

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

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magnetic_needle

  • noun a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole

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varnish

  • noun a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
  • verb cover with varnish
    seal.

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ignitor

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

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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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astrophysicist

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

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chassis

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
  • noun a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

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condenser

  • noun an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
    capacitance; capacitor; electrical condenser.
  • noun an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

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halley

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

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gabriele_fallopius

  • noun Italian anatomist who first described the Fallopian tubes (1523-1562)
    Gabriello Fallopio; Fallopius; Fallopio.

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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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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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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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kaspar_friedrich_wolff

  • noun German anatomist (1733-1794)
    Wolff.

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peeler

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; stripper.
  • noun a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables

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sir_richard_owen

  • noun English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
    Owen.

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solid

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

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hendrik_antoon_lorentz

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

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edward_appleton

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

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bartolommeo_eustachio

  • noun Italian anatomist who was one of the fathers of modern anatomy; noted for descriptions of the ear and the heart (1520-1574)
    Eustachio.

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fisheye_lens

  • noun a camera lens having a wider than normal angle of view (and usually a short focal length); produces an image that is foreshortened in the center and increasingly distorted in the periphery
    wide-angle lens.

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silver_screen

  • noun the film industry
  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    screen; projection screen.

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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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ventilator

  • noun a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    breathing machine; breathing device; breathing apparatus.

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depressor

  • noun any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
    depressor muscle.
  • noun any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
    depressor nerve.

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edwin_powell_hubble

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

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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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woman's_body

  • noun the body of an adult woman
    adult female body.

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thermostatics

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

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projection_screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    screen; silver screen.

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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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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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triad

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    trio; triplet; triple.

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negatron

  • noun an elementary particle with negative charge
    electron.

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convertor

  • noun a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
    converter.

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bod

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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vaporizer

  • noun a device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation)
    vaporiser.

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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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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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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benjamin_thompson

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

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john_herschel

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

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hideki_yukawa

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

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synchroflash

  • noun a device used in photography to synchronize the peak of a flash with the opening of the camera shutter

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layer

  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    bed.
    • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

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gristle

  • noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
    cartilage.

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electrical_device

  • noun a device that produces or is powered by electricity

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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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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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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osteologist

  • noun an anatomist who is skilled is osteology
    osteologer.

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huygens

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

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weber

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

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reflector

  • noun device that reflects radiation
  • noun optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece
    reflecting telescope.
    • Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668

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langley

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

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heat_exchanger

  • noun device that transfers heat from one liquid to another without allowing them to mix

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lens

  • noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    lens system; lense.
  • noun genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
    genus Lens.

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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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neurobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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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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abbe_condenser

  • noun a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes

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dart_thrower

  • noun a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
    spear thrower; throwing stick; throwing board.

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anatomical

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical reference.
  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomic.
    • anatomical features

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camera

  • noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
    photographic camera.
  • noun television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
    television camera; tv camera.

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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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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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e._t._s._walton

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

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verso

  • noun left-hand page
  • noun the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
    reverse.

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moistener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    dampener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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conductor

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; music director.
  • noun a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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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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nernst

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

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william_herschel

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

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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teaser

  • noun a worker who teases wool
  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; annoyer; tease.

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geiger

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

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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scratcher

  • noun a workman who uses a tool for scratching
  • noun a person who scratches to relieve an itch

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suction

  • noun a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; sucking.

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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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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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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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wigner

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

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andrei_dimitrievich_sakharov

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

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carl_david_anderson

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

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science

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

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d

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

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becquerel

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

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evangelista_torricelli

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

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knocker

  • noun (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
  • noun a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
    • open the door and see who the knocker is

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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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biophysicist

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

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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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stabilizer

  • noun a chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
  • noun airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft

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flare

  • noun a shape that spreads outward
    flair.
    • the skirt had a wide flare
  • noun a sudden burst of flame

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sir_charles_wheatstone

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

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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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catoptrics

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

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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donald_glaser

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

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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georg_simon_ohm

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

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aleksandr_prokhorov

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

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newcomb

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

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automatic_pilot

  • noun a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
    autopilot.
    • she went about her chores on automatic pilot
    • too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
    • she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot
  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    autopilot; robot pilot.

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georges_henri_lemaitre

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

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lovell

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

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water_cooler

  • noun a device for cooling and dispensing drinking water

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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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anastigmatic_lens

  • noun a lens designed to correct astigmatism

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perithelium

  • noun tissue layer around small blood vessels

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satyendra_nath_bose

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

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stephen_william_hawking

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

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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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plectron

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectrum; pick.

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hydrokinetics

  • noun study of fluids in motion
    hydrodynamics.

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ependyma

  • noun thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal

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cryogen

  • noun a liquid that boils at below -160 C and is used as a refrigerant

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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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anatomical_reference

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical.

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broglie

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

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yukawa

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

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prod

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    goad.

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child's_body

  • noun the body of a human child

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obverse

  • noun the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
    • the obverse of this issue
  • noun the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design

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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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malpighi

  • noun Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope to study anatomy and was among the first to recognize cells in animals (1628-1694)
    Marcello Malpighi.

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goad

  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    prod.
  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; spurring; prodding; prod; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

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chorioallantoic

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eratosthenes

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

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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hyaloid_membrane

  • noun the transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina
    hyaloid.

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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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pair

  • noun a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    brace.
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; duet; brace; dyad; duad.

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thermodynamics

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

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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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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brahe

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

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chorioallantois

  • noun the very vascular fetal membrane composed of the fused chorion and adjacent wall of the allantois
    chorioallantoic membrane.

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tympanic

  • adjective resembling a drum
  • adjective associated with the eardrum

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contraption

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    gismo; gadget; appliance; widget; convenience; contrivance; gizmo.

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tension

  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tautness; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body

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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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contact_lens

  • noun a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
    contact.

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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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extinguisher

  • noun a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
    asphyxiator; fire extinguisher.

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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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work_surface

  • noun a horizontal surface for supporting objects used in working or playing games

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compton

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

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osteology

  • noun the branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton

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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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biophysics

  • noun physics as applied to biological problems

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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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neuroanatomical

  • adjective of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system
    neuroanatomic.

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pave

  • noun a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
  • verb cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic
    • pave the roads in the village

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router

  • noun a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
  • noun (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks

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maria_mitchell

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

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horizontal

  • noun something that is oriented horizontally
  • adjective parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line
    • a horizontal surface

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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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breathalyser

  • noun a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
    breathalyzer.

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dampener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    moistener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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isaac_newton

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

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philip_warren_anderson

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

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hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

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

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otto_robert_frisch

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

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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cytogenetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)

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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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coat

  • noun an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  • noun a thin layer covering something
    coating.
    • a second coat of paint

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zoom_lens

  • noun a camera lens that magnifies the image
    telephoto lens.

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synovial_membrane

  • noun a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid
    synovium.

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gerard_peter_kuiper

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

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plasterwork

  • noun a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
    plaster.
    • there were cracks in the plaster

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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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cosmology

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

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fred_hoyle

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

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paleobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    palaeobiology.

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baby's_dummy

  • noun device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    comforter; teething ring; pacifier.

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checkerboard

  • noun a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
    checker board.

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lunette

  • noun temporary fortification like a detached bastion
  • noun oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
    fenestella.

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edmond_halley

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

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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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murray_gell-mann

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

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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interrupter

  • noun a device for automatically interrupting an electric current

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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storage_device

  • noun a device that preserves information for retrieval
    memory device.

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herschel

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

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teething_ring

  • noun device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    comforter; baby's dummy; pacifier.

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exchanger

  • noun one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
    money changer.

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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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copper

  • noun a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
    Cu; atomic number 29.
  • noun a copper penny

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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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mucosa

  • noun mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
    mucous membrane.

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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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stylus

  • noun a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player
  • noun a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving
    style.
    • he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus

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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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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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billiard_marker

  • noun a device for keeping the score in a game of billiards

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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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astrobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; space biology.

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kinetoscope

  • noun a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture

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nathaniel_bowditch

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

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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sir_john_frederick_william_herschel

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

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jig

  • noun music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    gigue.
  • noun a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

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Waals

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neuroanatomy

  • noun the anatomy of the nervous system

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jan_hendrix_oort

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

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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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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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miter

  • noun joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    mitre; miter joint; mitre joint.
  • noun the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
    mitre.
    • he covered the miter with glue before making the joint

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pargetry

  • noun ornamental plasterwork
    pargeting; pargetting.

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diverging_lens

  • noun a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
    concave lens.

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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paper_feed

  • noun a device for inserting sheets of paper into a printer or typewriter
    • the job was delayed because the paper feed was clogged

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hans_albrecht_bethe

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

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osteologer

  • noun an anatomist who is skilled is osteology
    osteologist.

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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harmonics

  • noun the study of musical sound
  • noun a tone that is a component of a complex sound
    harmonic.

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anastigmat

  • noun compound lens or lens system designed to be free of astigmatism and able to form approximately point images

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bardeen

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

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sir_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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magnet

  • noun (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  • noun a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
    attraction; attractive feature; attracter; attractor.
    • flowers are an attractor for bees

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ernest_thomas_sinton_walton

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

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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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edouard_lemaitre

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

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developmental_anatomy

  • noun the branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity

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james_franck

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

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fuchs

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

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gadget

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; appliance; widget; convenience; contrivance; gizmo.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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hyaloid

  • noun the transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina
    hyaloid membrane.
  • adjective satellite resembling glass in transparency or translucency
    hyaline.
    • the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell

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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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spandril

  • noun an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them
    spandrel.

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thales_of_miletus

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

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billiard

  • adjective of or relating to billiards
    • a billiard ball
    • a billiard cue
    • a billiard table

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gell-mann

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

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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lamella

  • noun any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus
    gill.
  • noun a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones

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autocue

  • noun a device that displays words for people to read
    prompter.

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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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m._j._schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Schleiden; Matthias Schleiden.

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chromodynamics

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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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camillo_golgi

  • noun Italian histologist noted for work on the structure of the nervous system and for his discovery of Golgi bodies (1844-1926)
    Golgi.

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clip-on

  • noun a device (as an earring, sunglasses, microphone etc.) that is attached by clips
  • adjective satellite attachable by a clip
    • clip-on earrings
    • a clip-on bow tie

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field_magnet

  • noun a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor

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menisciform

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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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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sir_john_cockcroft

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

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arytenoid_cartilage

  • noun either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
    arytenoid; arytaenoid.

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celsius

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

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trap

  • noun a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

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blacktop

  • noun a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock
    blacktopping.
  • verb coat with blacktop
    • blacktop the driveway

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gabriello_fallopio

  • noun Italian anatomist who first described the Fallopian tubes (1523-1562)
    Fallopius; Fallopio; Gabriele Fallopius.

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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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nearside

  • noun the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb

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side

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

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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physiological_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy in its relation to function
    morphophysiology; functional anatomy.

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eustachio

  • noun Italian anatomist who was one of the fathers of modern anatomy; noted for descriptions of the ear and the heart (1520-1574)
    Bartolommeo Eustachio.

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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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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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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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fixture

  • noun an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
  • noun a regular patron
    regular; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture

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ballistics

  • noun the trajectory of an object in free flight
    ballistic trajectory.
  • noun the science of flight dynamics

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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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sensing_element

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    detector; sensor.

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tilter

  • noun someone who engages in a tilt or joust
  • noun a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs

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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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backgammon_board

  • noun the board on which backgammon is played

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wheatstone

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

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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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strengthener

  • noun a device designed to provide additional strength
    reinforcement.
    • the cardboard backing was just a strengthener
    • he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook

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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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backgammon

  • noun a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice

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sir_alfred_charles_bernard_lovell

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

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gerard_kuiper

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

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intraocular_lens

  • noun an artificial lens that is implanted into the eye of someone to replace a damaged natural lens or someone who has had a cataract removed

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monocle

  • noun lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles
    eyeglass.

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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george_paget_thomson

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

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brockhouse

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

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sir_bernard_lovell

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

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omar_khayyam

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

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atomic_physics

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

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eardrum

  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanic membrane; tympanum; myringa.

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noisemaker

  • noun a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration

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signaling_device

  • noun a device used to send signals

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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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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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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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ciliary_body

  • noun the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris
    • the ciliary body produces aqueous humor

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autopilot

  • noun a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
    automatic pilot.
    • she went about her chores on automatic pilot
    • too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
    • she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot
  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    robot pilot; automatic pilot.

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exobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    astrobiology; space biology.

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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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sensor

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; detector.

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adult_body

  • noun the body of an adult human being

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willem_de_sitter

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

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paramagnet

  • noun magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it

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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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breathing_device

  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    ventilator; breathing machine; breathing apparatus.

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quantum_chromodynamics

  • noun a theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together
    QCD.

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niels_henrik_david_bohr

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

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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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matthias_schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Schleiden; M. J. Schleiden.

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pierre_simon_de_laplace

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

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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weinberg

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

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shockley

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

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contrivance

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; gadget; appliance; widget; convenience; gizmo.
  • noun the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    • his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem

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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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sounder

  • noun a device for making soundings
  • adjective financially secure and safe
    sound.
    • sound investments
    • a sound economy

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carnot

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

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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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donald_arthur_glaser

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

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acoustic_device

  • noun a device for amplifying or transmitting sound

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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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gross_anatomy

  • noun the study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
    macroscopic anatomy.

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evans

  • noun United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)
    Herbert McLean Evans.
  • noun British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
    Sir Arthur John Evans; Arthur Evans.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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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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owen

  • noun Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
    Robert Owen.
  • noun English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
    Sir Richard Owen.

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oort

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

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rittenhouse

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

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sidewall

  • noun the side of an automobile tire
    • the car had white sidewalls
  • noun a wall that forms the side of a structure

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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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kepler

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

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exercise_device

  • noun a device designed to provide exercise for the user

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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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faraday

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

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thales

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

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marquis_de_laplace

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

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shoehorn

  • noun a device used for easing the foot into a shoe
  • verb fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited

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female_body

  • noun the body of a female human being

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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natural_science

  • noun the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

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arthur_compton

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

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copernicus

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

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animal_tissue

  • noun the tissue in the bodies of animals

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david_rittenhouse

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

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cosmologist

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

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hertz

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

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feeder

  • noun an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    eater.

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muffler

  • noun a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
    silencer.
  • noun a scarf worn around the neck

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john_hasbrouck_van_vleck

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

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astronautics

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

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robot_pilot

  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    autopilot; automatic pilot.

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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static_electricity

  • noun electricity produced by friction

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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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gas_fixture

  • noun a device to convey illuminating gas from the pipe to the gas burner

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bessel

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

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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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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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trophoblast

  • noun the membrane that forms the wall of the blastocyst in early development; aids implantation in the uterine wall
    • after implantation of the blastocyst in the uterine wall the trophoblast divides into two layers, the chorion and the placenta

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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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phonetics

  • noun the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

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shooting

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shot.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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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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checker

  • noun an attendant who checks coats or baggage
  • noun one who checks the correctness of something

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semilunar_cartilage

  • noun (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
    meniscus.

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tycho_brahe

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

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fluid_mechanics

  • noun study of the mechanics of fluids
    hydraulics.

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basilar

  • adjective of or relating to or located at the base
    basilary.
    • the basilar membrane of the cochlea

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tympanum

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    middle ear; tympanic cavity.
  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanic membrane; myringa; eardrum.

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glomerulus

  • noun a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation

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embryology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

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remote

  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    remote control.
    • he lost the remote for his TV
  • adjective satellite located far away spatially
    distant.
    • distant lands
    • remote stars

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wide-angle_lens

  • noun a camera lens having a wider than normal angle of view (and usually a short focal length); produces an image that is foreshortened in the center and increasingly distorted in the periphery
    fisheye lens.

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paved

  • adjective covered with a firm surface
  • verb cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic
    pave.
    • pave the roads in the village

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catapult

  • noun a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    slingshot; sling.
  • noun a device that launches aircraft from a warship
    launcher.

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percival_lowell

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

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anders_celsius

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

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vertical_surface

  • noun a surface that is vertical

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adaptor

  • noun device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
    adapter.

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electronic_device

  • noun a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

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vaporiser

  • noun a device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation)
    vaporizer.

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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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lenard

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

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optical_condenser

  • noun lens used to concentrate light on an object
    condenser.

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environmental

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

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andreas_vesalius

  • noun a Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564)
    Vesalius.

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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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signaling

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signal; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; signalize; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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santiago_ramon_y_cajal

  • noun Spanish histologist noted for his work on the structure of the nervous system (1852-1934)
    Ramon y Cajal.

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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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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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inventor

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    artificer; discoverer.

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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molecular

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
    • molecular structure
    • molecular oxygen
    • molecular weight is the sum of all the atoms in a molecule
  • adjective relating to simple or elementary organization
    • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller

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tunic

  • noun an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
    tunica; adventitia.
  • noun any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees

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louis_victor_de_broglie

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

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artificer

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    discoverer; inventor.
  • noun a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
    journeyman; artisan; craftsman.

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dredge

  • noun a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  • verb cover before cooking
    • dredge the chicken in flour before frying it

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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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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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thermionics

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

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glaser

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

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bed

  • noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    • he sat on the edge of the bed
    • the room had only a bed and chair
  • noun a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    • the gardener planted a bed of roses

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christian_huygens

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

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gabriel_lippmann

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

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clyde_tombaugh

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

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electrostatic

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

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acoustics

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

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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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sir_joseph_john_thomson

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

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satyendra_n._bose

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

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soffit

  • noun the underside of a part of a building (such as an arch or overhang or beam etc.)

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anatomic

  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomical.
    • anatomical features
  • adjective of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
    anatomical.
    • anatomical research

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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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diestock

  • noun a device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders

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robert_oppenheimer

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

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sir_george_paget_thomson

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

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georg_meissner

  • noun German anatomist (1829-1905)
    Meissner.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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plasma_physics

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

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pargeting

  • noun plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys
    parget; pargetting.
  • noun ornamental plasterwork
    pargetry; pargetting.

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electrodynamics

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seal

  • noun fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    sealing wax.
  • noun a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    stamp.

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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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robot

  • noun a mechanism that can move automatically
    golem; automaton.

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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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johann_muller

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

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meissner

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

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hans_bethe

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

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portrait

  • noun a word picture of a person's appearance and character
    portrayal; portraiture.
  • noun any likeness of a person, in any medium
    portrayal.
    • the photographer made excellent portraits

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curved

  • adjective having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
    curving.
    • the curved tusks of a walrus
    • his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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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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lise_meitner

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

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groover

  • noun a device that makes grooves by cutting or punching

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angle

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

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object_glass

  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    objective; objective lens; object lens.

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meniscectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the meniscus of the knee

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compound_lens

  • noun a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis

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physique

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; build; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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johannes_kepler

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

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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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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stargazing

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

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hoyle

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

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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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build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; physique; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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galileo

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

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detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

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eyepiece

  • noun combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
    ocular.

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hall

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

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pneumatics

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

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drop_forge

  • noun device for making large forgings
    drop hammer; drop press.

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stephen_hawking

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

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fallopius

  • noun Italian anatomist who first described the Fallopian tubes (1523-1562)
    Gabriello Fallopio; Fallopio; Gabriele Fallopius.

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igor_yevgeneevich_tamm

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

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adventitia

  • noun an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
    tunica; tunic.

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henry_norris_russell

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

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buffer

  • noun (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    buffer zone.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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drop_hammer

  • noun device for making large forgings
    drop forge; drop press.

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anatomy

  • noun the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
    general anatomy.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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hydrostatics

  • noun study of the mechanical properties of fluids that are not in motion

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philipp_lenard

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

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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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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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knee

  • noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    genu; articulatio genus; knee joint; human knee.
  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    stifle.

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concave_lens

  • noun a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
    diverging lens.

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magnetohydrodynamics

  • noun the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal)

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dummy

  • noun a person who does not talk
    silent person.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    booby; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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topographic

  • adjective concerned with topography
    topographical.
    • a topographical engineer
    • a topographical survey
    • topographic maps

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igniter

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

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sensing

  • noun the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    detection.
    • early detection can often lead to a cure
  • noun becoming aware of something via the senses
    perception.

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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male_body

  • noun the body of a male human being

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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telephoto_lens

  • noun a camera lens that magnifies the image
    zoom lens.

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face

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

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tongs

  • noun any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
    pair of tongs.

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tympanic_membrane

  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanum; myringa; eardrum.

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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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daniel_bernoulli

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

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fetal

  • adjective of or relating to a fetus
    foetal.
    • fetal development

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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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dental_anatomy

  • noun the branch of gross anatomy concerning with the morphology of teeth

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birdfeeder

  • noun an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    bird feeder; feeder.

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zoom

  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    soar.

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tunica

  • noun an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
    tunic; adventitia.

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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discoverer

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    artificer; inventor.
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; finder.

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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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plectrum

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectron; pick.

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glaze

  • noun any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
  • noun a glossy finish on a fabric

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cornea

  • noun the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

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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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microbiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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upper_surface

  • noun the side that is uppermost

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radio

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

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sir_oliver_joseph_lodge

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

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philip_anderson

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

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sir_john_herschel

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

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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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lense

  • noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    lens; lens system.

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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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fisheye

  • adjective of or relating to a fisheye lens
    wide-angle.

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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heisenberg

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

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indicator

  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; index; indicant.
  • noun a signal for attracting attention

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comparative_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomical features of animals of different species

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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ptolemy

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

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baby

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    infant; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • noun the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • the baby of the family
    • the baby of the Supreme Court

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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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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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walton

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

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steven_weinberg

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

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leo_szilard

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

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enrico_fermi

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

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henri_becquerel

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

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override

  • noun a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    nullification.

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asphyxiator

  • noun a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
    extinguisher; fire extinguisher.

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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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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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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tissue_layer

  • noun a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    membrane.