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Galileo

(ˌɡælɪˈleɪəʊ)
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(Biography) full name Galileo Galilei. 1564–1642, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He discovered the isochronism of the pendulum and demonstrated that falling bodies of different weights descend at the same rate. He perfected the refracting telescope, which led to his discovery of Jupiter's satellites, sunspots, and craters on the Earth's moon. He was forced by the Inquisition to recant his support of the Copernican system

Galileo

(ˌɡælɪˈleɪəʊ)
n
(Astronautics) a US spacecraft, launched 1989, that entered orbit around Jupiter in late 1995 to study the planet and its major satellites; burned up in the planet's atmosphere in 2003

Gal•i•le•o

(ˌgæl əˈleɪ oʊ, -ˈli oʊ)

n.
1. (Galileo Galilei), 1564–1642, Italian physicist and astronomer.
2. a U.S. space probe to Jupiter, launched 1989.
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Noun1.Galileo - Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the starsGalileo - 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)
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1564: Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician, was born in Pisa.
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The 95th edition of this hefty classic reference continues with a feature initiated in the 94th in which the achievements of some major historical figures in chemistry and physics are highlighted--in this edition: Galileo Galilei, James Clerk Maxwell, Marie Sklodowska Curie, and Linus Carl Pauling.
It covers witchcraft and magic, the printing press, humanism, Leonardo da Vinci, Martin Luther, the birth of modern medicine, the reform of anatomy and physiology, educational reform and Peter Ramus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Francis Bacon, experimental philosophy in the seventeenth century, and Isaac Newton.
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