Definition of Lord Rayleigh

1. Noun. English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919).

Exact synonyms: John William Strutt, Rayleigh, Third Baron Rayleigh
Generic synonyms: Physicist

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Literary usage of Lord Rayleigh

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... mechanical science accepted the invitation of Sir William Huggins, president of the Royal Society, and of Lord Rayleigh, president of the general board, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"By Lord Rayleigh, Sec. RS Received March 10, 1890. The motion upon the surface of water of small camphor scrapings, a phenomenon which had puzzled several ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"By Lord RAYLEIGH, FRS, Professor of Experimental Physics in the University of Cambridge. Received June 8, 1882. The experiments herein described were made ..."

4. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1900)
"BY Lord Rayleigh, FRS, AND ARTHUR SCHUSTER, PH.D.', FRS [Proceedings of the Royal ... Part I.—By Lord RAYLEIGH. IT is generally felt that considerable ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"Report of the Committee, consisting of Lord RAYLEIGH (Chairman), ... An appendix to the Report contains a proof by Lord Rayleigh of a theorem due to ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1898)
"No explanation was forthcoming at the time, but Lord Rayleigh talked the ... He suggested to Lord Rayleigh that probably atmospheric nitrogen was not as ..."

7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1886)
"(2) On the measurement of the electrical resistance between two neighbouring points on a conductor. By Lord RAYLEIGH, MA (With an account of experiments by ..."

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