Definition of Galileo

1. Noun. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642).

Exact synonyms: Galileo Galilei
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist
Derivative terms: Galilean

Definition of Galileo

1. Proper noun. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), an Italian thinker and key figure in the scientific revolution who improved the telescope, made astronomical observations, and put forward the basic principle of relativity in physics. ¹

2. Noun. The CGS unit of acceleration, equal to 1 centimetre per second per second. Symbol: '''Gal''' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galileo

Galictis vittatus
Galiella rufa
Galilean moon
Galilean moons
Galilean satellite
Galilean satellites
Galilean telescope
Galileo Galilei
Galina Sergeevna Ulanova
Galina Ulanova
Galium aparine
Galium boreale
Galium lanceolatum
Galium mollugo
Galium odoratum
Galium verum
Gall's craniology

Literary usage of Galileo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"1 The influence of galileo on science can scarcely be estimated. ... The trial and imprisonment of galileo form the final scene in the death of the Italian ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The year 1615 seems, however, to have been a period of suspense, galileo received, ... galileo returned to Florence three months later, not ill. pleased, ..."

3. A History of Philosophy, from Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, Noah Porter (1876)
"The works of galileo have recently been published in a complete edition, ... This edition contains the -life of galileo, written by his pupil Viviani. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This remark alone ought to have held galileo back and prevented him from producing an argument better calculated to overthrow the doctrine of the Earth's ..."

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