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pop·per

 (pŏp′ər)
n.
1. One that pops.
2. A container or pan for making popcorn.
3. Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
1. a person or thing that pops
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Brit an informal name for press stud
3. (Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian a container for cooking popcorn in
4. (Recreational Drugs) slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
(Biography) Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
Popperian n, adj

pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that pops.
2. a covered pan used for popping corn.
3. a vial of amyl or butyl nitrite abused as a vasodilator for the effect of exhilaration.
[1740–50]

Pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n. Sir Karl (Rai•mund) (ˈreɪ mənd)
1902–94, British philosopher, born in Austria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Popper - British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
2.popper - a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
3.popper - a container for cooking popcorn
cooker - a utensil for cooking
Translations
poppers

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (= press-stud) → corchete m
2. (Drugs) cápsula de nitrito amílico

popper

[ˈpɒpər] n (British)bouton-pression m

popper

n (Brit inf: = press-stud) → Druckknopf m

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] n (Brit) → (bottone m) automatico

popper

n. pop. nombre atribuído a algunas drogas adictivas.
References in classic literature ?
I can shoot three hundred and fifty paces with my little popper there, and four hundred and twenty with the great war-bow; yet I can make nothing of this, nor read my own name if you were to set `Sam Aylward' up against me.
Dr Sandra Lee, otherwise known asDr Pimple Popper, has almost two million followers on Facebook who regularly tune in to watch her latest extraction.
A large popper is between five to seven inches in length; larger versions do exist.
Karl Popper and Literary Theory: Critical Rationalism as a Philosophy of Literature
Dr Stefan Popper ruled the fans could not have been saved after 3.
Popper escribio un texto furioso en contra la incapacidad del Estado, de la sociedad y de los padres de familia por controlar el influjo de la television en las nuevas generaciones.
Popper as Senior Vice President -Eastern Region, effective February 29, 2016.
I use poppers, I out myself as a popper user, and would be directly affected by this legislation and I'm astonished to find that it's proposing to be banned and, frankly, so were many other gay men.
Speaking in the Commons during the report stage of the Psychoactive Substances Bill, Reigate MP Mr Blunt said: "I use poppers, I out myself as a popper user, and would be directly affected by this legislation.
Through his critical engagement with Brouwer, Popper provides an eloquent overview of some of the innovative features of his own later objectivist evolutionary epistemology.
Resumen: La tesis principal que aqui se defiende es que, para Popper, la validez del conocimiento estuvo vinculada siempre a la dimension pragmatica del contexto de descubrimiento (e incluso dependia de ella).
Karl Popper fue un precursor del modelo nomologico deductivo de la explicacion y hay quienes sostienen, como el profesor Verdugo (1996) (1), que no solo fue un precursor sino el creador del modelo, lo cierto es que sus apuntes acerca de la creacion de un modelo de explicacion para la ciencia datan mucho antes de los textos de Carl Hempel sobre el problema de la explicacion.