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Hooke(ho͝ok), Robert 1635-1703.
English scientist noted for his study of elastic motion in springs, the orbital geometry of celestial bodies, and microscopic structures in living things.
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(Biography) Robert. 1635–1703, English physicist, chemist, and inventor. He formulated Hooke's law (1678), built the first Gregorian telescope, and invented a balance spring for watches
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Robert, 1635–1703, English physicist.
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|Noun||1.||Hooke - English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term `cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703)|
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