Definition of Hipparchus

1. Noun. Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC).




Definition of Hipparchus

1. Proper noun. An ancient Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Hipparchus

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1. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"hipparchus found that the bright star Spica was, at the time of his observation of it, 6° distant from the autumnal equinoctial point, whereas he deduced ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"Period from hipparchus to Ptolemy. WE have now to speak of the cultivators of astronomy from the time of hipparchus to that of Ptolemy, the next great name ..."

3. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"From the time of hipparchus onwards lunar eclipses could easily be predicted ... The great services rendered to astronomy by hipparchus can hardly be better ..."

4. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1807)
"hipparchus was not less devoted to science and the liberal arts than his father had been : the famous Pha',1. who had personated Minerva, shared his throne, ..."

5. Athens, Its Rise and Fall: With Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1852)
"The Conspiracy of Harmodius and Aristogiton.—The Death of hipparchus.—Cruelties of Hippias.— The young Miltiades sent to the Chersonesus. ..."

6. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"on %i,t Hippias as a man forewarned; and desirous to effect somewhat, though with danger, before they should be apprehended, lighting on hipparchus slew him ..."

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