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andre_weil

  • noun United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
    Weil.

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markoff

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

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heron

  • noun Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
    Hero of Alexandria; Hero.
  • noun grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill

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blaise_pascal

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Pascal.

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spacecraft

  • noun a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
    ballistic capsule; space vehicle.

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kronecker

  • noun German mathematician (1823-1891)
    Leopold Kronecker.

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alan_mathison_turing

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

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fine

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

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euler

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1707-1783)
    Leonhard Euler.

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scalage

  • noun estimation of the amount of lumber in a log
  • noun the act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension

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theorist

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theoretician; theoriser; idealogue; theorizer.

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james_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1654-1705)
    Jacques Bernoulli; Bernoulli; Jakob Bernoulli.

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hero

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

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al-haytham

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

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hermann_minkowski

  • noun German mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of four-dimensional space-time (1864-1909)
    Minkowski.

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niels_henrik_abel

  • noun Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
    Abel; Niels Abel.

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gauss

  • noun a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter
  • noun German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
    Karl Friedrich Gauss; Karl Gauss.

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nikolai_ivanovich_lobachevsky

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

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trigonometrician

  • noun a mathematician specializing in trigonometry

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bernhard_riemann

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

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karl_gustav_jacob_jacobi

  • noun German mathematician (1804-1851)
    Jacobi.

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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muller

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

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karl_gauss

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

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riemann

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

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minkowski

  • noun German mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of four-dimensional space-time (1864-1909)
    Hermann Minkowski.

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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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lobachevsky

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

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scaling

  • noun the act of arranging in a graduated series
    grading.
  • noun act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

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archimedes

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

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leopold_kronecker

  • noun German mathematician (1823-1891)
    Kronecker.

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neumann

  • noun United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
    John von Neumann; von Neumann.

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rene_descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Descartes.

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caliper

  • noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
    calliper.
  • verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
    calliper.

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andre_markoff

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

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felix_klein

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

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baron_jean_baptiste_joseph_fourier

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

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switzerland

  • noun a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
    Swiss Confederation; Svizzera; Schweiz; Suisse.

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abel

  • noun Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
    Niels Abel; Niels Henrik Abel.
  • noun (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

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pierre_de_fermat

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

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niels_abel

  • noun Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
    Abel; Niels Henrik Abel.

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mathematical

  • adjective of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
    • a mathematical textbook
    • slide rules and other mathematical instruments
    • a mathematical solution to a problem
    • mathematical proof
  • adjective relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
    numerical.
    • tests for rating numerical aptitude
    • a mathematical whiz

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measuring

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    mensuration; measure; measurement.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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newton

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

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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alfred_north_whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Whitehead.

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pierre

  • noun capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
    capital of South Dakota.

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leibnitz

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

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alhacen

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

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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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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paul_vernier

  • noun French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
    Vernier.

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scale

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

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david_hilbert

  • noun German mathematician (1862-1943)
    Hilbert.

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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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wiener

  • noun United States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (1894-1964)
    Norbert Wiener.
  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    frank; dog; hot dog; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.

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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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hamilton

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

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bayes

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

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supplier

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    provider.

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august_f._mobius

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

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math

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; mathematics.

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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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leonhard_euler

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1707-1783)
    Euler.

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statistician

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

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applied_math

  • noun the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
    applied mathematics.

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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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geometer

  • noun a mathematician specializing in geometry
    geometrician.

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graduated

  • adjective marked with or divided into degrees
    calibrated.
    • a calibrated thermometer
  • verb receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
    graduate.
    • She graduated in 1990

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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klein

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

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oswald_veblen

  • noun United States mathematician (1880-1960)
    Veblen.

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geometry

  • noun the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

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have

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

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hero_of_alexandria

  • noun Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
    Heron; Hero.

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sir_isaac_newton

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

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graduation

  • noun the successful completion of a program of study
  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    graduation exercise; commencement ceremony; commencement; commencement exercise.

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benoit_mandelbrot

  • noun French mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
    Mandelbrot.

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probability_theorist

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in probability theory

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john_bernoulli

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

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turing

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

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peirce

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

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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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visual_acuity

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    sharp-sightedness; acuity.

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software

  • noun (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
    computer software; package; software program; software package; software system.
    • the market for software is expected to expand

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whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.
  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.

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cartesian

  • noun a follower of Cartesian thought
  • adjective of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
    • Cartesian linguistics

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august_ferdinand_mobius

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

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probability

  • noun a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    chance.
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
    • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
    • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

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galois

  • noun French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (1811-1832)
    Evariste Galois.

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von_neumann

  • noun United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
    John von Neumann; Neumann.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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maths

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    mathematics; math.
  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    mathematics; math.

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evariste_galois

  • noun French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (1811-1832)
    Galois.

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surname

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

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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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john_napier

  • noun Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
    Napier.

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george_boole

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

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al-hasan_ibn_al-haytham

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

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noether

  • noun German mathematician (1882-1935)
    Emmy Noether.

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statistics

  • noun a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  • noun a datum that can be represented numerically
    statistic.

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pythagoras

  • noun Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)

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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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vernier

  • noun French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
    Paul Vernier.
  • noun a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
    vernier scale.

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weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Simone Weil.
  • noun United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
    Andre Weil.

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johann_bernoulli

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

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napier

  • noun Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
    John Napier.

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fermat

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

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regiomontanus

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

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acuity

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    sharp-sightedness; visual acuity.
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuteness.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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friedrich_wilhelm_bessel

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

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veneer

  • noun coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
    veneering.
  • noun an ornamental coating to a building
    facing.

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thruster

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    pusher.
  • noun a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft

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georg_friedrich_bernhard_riemann

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

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marquis_de_condorcet

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Condorcet; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.

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benjamin_peirce

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

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vernier_scale

  • noun a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
    vernier.

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boole

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

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vernier

  • noun a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
    vernier scale.
  • noun French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
    Paul Vernier.

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godel

  • noun United States mathematician (born in Austria) who is remembered principally for demonstrating the limitations of axiomatic systems (1906-1978)
    Kurt Godel.

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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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graduated_table

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; ordered series.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

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inventor

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

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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kurt_godel

  • noun United States mathematician (born in Austria) who is remembered principally for demonstrating the limitations of axiomatic systems (1906-1978)
    Godel.

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emmy_noether

  • noun German mathematician (1882-1935)
    Noether.

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throttle

  • noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    throttle valve; accelerator.
  • noun a pedal that controls the throttle valve
    gas pedal; accelerator pedal; accelerator; gas; gun.
    • he stepped on the gas

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diophantus

  • noun Greek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)

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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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applied_mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
    applied math.

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mandelbrot

  • noun French mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
    Benoit Mandelbrot.

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trig

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

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scale_of_measurement

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

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jean_bernoulli

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

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leibniz

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

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pascal

  • noun a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
    Pa.
  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Blaise Pascal.

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jakob_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1654-1705)
    Jacques Bernoulli; Bernoulli; James Bernoulli.

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trigonometry

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trig.

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marie_jean_antoine_nicolas_caritat

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Condorcet; Marquis de Condorcet.

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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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ordered

  • adjective having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule
    • an ordered sequence
  • verb give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    say; enjoin; order; tell.
    • I said to him to go home
    • She ordered him to do the shopping
    • The mother told the child to get dressed

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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measurement

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    measuring; mensuration; measure.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

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al

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

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johann_muller

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

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karl_friedrich_gauss

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

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alhazen

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

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jacobi

  • noun German mathematician (1804-1851)
    Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi.

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jacques_bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1654-1705)
    Bernoulli; James Bernoulli; Jakob Bernoulli.

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norbert_wiener

  • noun United States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (1894-1964)
    Wiener.

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pure_mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

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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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andrei_markov

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

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educational

  • adjective relating to the process of education
    • educational psychology
  • adjective satellite providing knowledge
    • an educational film

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mathematical_statistician

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in statistics
    statistician.

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technology

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

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alan_turing

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

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marai

A sacred inclosure or temple; -- so called by the islanders of the Pacific Ocean.

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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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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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thomas_bayes

  • noun English mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (1702-1761)
    Bayes.

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veblen

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

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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ordered_series

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

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mathematics

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; math.

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hilbert

  • noun German mathematician (1862-1943)
    David Hilbert.

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arithmetic

  • noun the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
  • adjective relating to or involving arithmetic
    arithmetical.
    • arithmetical computations

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gottfried_wilhelm_leibniz

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

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gottfried_wilhelm_leibnitz

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

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william_rowan_hamilton

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

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mobius

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

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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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markov

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

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fourier

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

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condorcet

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Marquis de Condorcet; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.

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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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descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Rene Descartes.

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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sir_william_rowan_hamilton

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

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jean_baptiste_joseph_fourier

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

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john_von_neumann

  • noun United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
    von Neumann; Neumann.

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number_theorist

  • noun a mathematician specializing in number theory

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euclid

  • noun Greek geometer (3rd century BC)

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