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Huy·gens(hī′gənz, hoi′gĕns), Christiaan 1629-1695.
Dutch physicist and astronomer who was the first to examine Saturn's rings (1655), pioneered the use of pendulums in clocks (1657), and formulated Huygens' principle.
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Huygens(ˈhaɪɡənz; Dutch ˈhœixəns)
(Biography) Christiaan (ˈkristiːˌaːn). 1629–95, Dutch physicist: first formulated the wave theory of light
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or Huy•ghens(ˈhaɪ gənz, ˈhɔɪ-)
Christian, 1629–95, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
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