Definition of Galton

1. Noun. English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911).

Exact synonyms: Francis Galton, Sir Francis Galton
Generic synonyms: Scientist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galton

Gallup poll
Gallup polls
Gallus gallus
Galois theory
Galton (current term)
Galton's delta
Galton's law
Galton's system of classification of fingerprints
Galtonia candicans
Galtonian-Fisher genetics
Galveston Bay
Galveston Island
Galway Bay
Galway hooker
Galway hookers

Literary usage of Galton

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Mr. Galton first took up the subject of the transmissibility of ... Mr. Galton argued that, as it is practicable to produce a highly gifted race of men by ..."

2. Fighting for the Good Cause: Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to by Gerald Sweeney (2001)
"Certainly it should be stressed at the outset that they seem to have seen Galton as sincere in his claims that mankind could be much improved through ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1865)
"Having often had disagreeable experience of the inadequacy of maps in these respects, Mr. Galton conceived the idea of testing the effect of stereographs, ..."

4. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and by John Burke (1838)
"Galton, HUBERT-JOHN-BARCLAY, esq. of Warley Hall, in the county of ... Galton, JOHN-HOWARD, esq. of Hadzor House, in the county of Worcester, b. ..."

5. The Elements of Statistical Method by Willford Isbell King (1912)
"practice it cannot be well used, so that other and better methods have been devised, the best of these being the Galton graph devised by Professor Francis ..."

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