Definition of Rittenhouse

1. Noun. United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796).

Exact synonyms: David Rittenhouse
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rittenhouse

Ripperology
Ripuarian
Ripuarians
Rising Sun
Risley's rotary prism
Risorgimento
Riss glaciation
Rissa
Rita
Ritalin
Ritch
Ritchie
Ritesh
Ritgen's manoeuvre
Ritson
Rittenhouse (current term)
Rittenhouse-Manogian procedure
Ritter's law
Ritter's opening tetanus
Ritter-Rollet phenomenon
Ritual Decalogue
Ritz
Ritz's combination principle
Riva-Rocci sphygmomanometer
Rivas
Rivea corymbosa
River Acheron
River Adige
River Aire
River Arno

Literary usage of Rittenhouse

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"Rittenhouse, according to William Barton, " possessed a sublime native ... He found Rittenhouse's society profitable, and Rittenhouse found his equally so. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"Jacob Rittenhouse rented the mill to strangers about 1798; he died 1811 (MC). M'Culloch states that the Rittenhouse Mill was operated by the following: ..."

3. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1907)
"Rittenhouse then read over the contract very carefully, and in doing so came across two mis-spelled words—"salary" and "constituant," to which he called Mr. ..."

4. Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 by Frank Marshall Eastman (1922)
"Nicholas R. Criss was born near Hanlin Station, Washington county, Pennsylvania, son of Rittenhouse and Eliza Jane (Stewart) Criss, a descendant ..."

5. Pioneers of Science in America: Sketches of Their Lives and Scientific Work by William Jay Youmans (1896)
"David Rittenhouse was born in Roxborough Township, near Germantown, Pa., April 8, ... Matthias Rittenhouse, in 1727, married Elizabeth, daughter of Evan ..."

6. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans.by James Barton Longacre, James Herring by James Barton Longacre, James Herring (1835)
"DAVID Rittenhouse, LL, D., FRS THE life of a philosopher affords less scope for ... The youth of Mr. Rittenhouse was passed on the farm of his father in the ..."

7. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americansby James Barton Longacre, American Academy of the Fine Arts by James Barton Longacre, American Academy of the Fine Arts (1835)
"The youth of Mr. Rittenhouse was passed on the farm of his father in the county of Montgomery, twenty miles from Philadelphia, whither his father removed ..."

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