Definition of Foucault

1. Noun. French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868).

Exact synonyms: Jean Bernard Leon Foucault
Generic synonyms: Physicist



Definition of Foucault

1. Proper noun. Michel Foucault ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foucault

Fosbury
Fosbury flop
Foshan
Foshay test
Fossa fossa
Foster
Foster Kennedy's syndrome
Foster frame
Fothergill's disease
Fothergill's neuralgia
Fothergill's sign
Foucaldian
Foucauldian
Foucault (current term)
Foucault's pendulum
Foucault current
Foucault pendulum
Foucaultian
Fouchet's reagent
Fouchet's stain
Foule Mudammas
Foulness Island
Founding Father
Founding Fathers
Fountain of Youth
Fouquieria
Fouquieria columnaris

Literary usage of Foucault

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1. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"Foucault prism. transmitted in part, but owing to the reflecting surfaces ... The advantage of the Foucault prism is its economy in the use of Iceland spar. ..."

2. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"Foucault prism. transmitted in part, but owing to the reflecting surfaces ... The advantage of the Foucault prism is its economy in the use of Iceland spar. ..."

3. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1905)
"Use is often made of Foucault currents to check the oscillations of a suspended magnetic needle, such as a galvanometer needle, which are often a source of ..."

4. Louisiana; Its Colonial History and Romance: Its Colonial History and Romance by Charles Gayarré (1852)
"... on the event of the 29th of October, 1768, which was found in the possession of the printer Braud, with an order signed by the Commissary Foucault, ..."

5. Electricity and Magnetism by Eric Mary Gerard, R. C. Duncan, Louis Duncan (1897)
"Foucault Currents.—This consequence of Lenz' law is shown in various ways; the following experiment is .due to Foucault. A rapid movement of rotation is ..."

6. History of Louisiana by Charles Gayarré (1866)
"... which was found in the possession of the printer Braud, with an order signed by the Commissary Foucault, authorizing the publication; that he considered ..."

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