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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.
(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
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)|