Definition of Huggins

1. Noun. English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910).

Exact synonyms: Sir William Huggins
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist

Definition of Huggins

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huggins

Hudsonian godwit
Hueck's ligament
Hueter's manoeuvre
Hueter's sign
Hufner's equation
Huggins' operation
Hugh Capet
Hugh Dowding
Hughes-Stovin syndrome
Hughes syndrome
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto

Literary usage of Huggins

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1910)
"By Sir1 William and Lady huggins. Publications of Sir William huggins' Observatory, ... The Scientific Papers of Sir William huggins, KCB, OM Edited by Sir ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Ordered, That the said John huggins, e*q. be committed close prisoner to his ... Thou standest indicted by the name of John huggins, esq. warden of the ..."

3. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1906)
"WS huggins, 36, Leadenhall Street. 1820. 85 Frigate off Dover. ... WJ huggins, 36, Leadenhall Street. 1823. 605 The James Watt steam packet towing the Royal ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"D., FRS, and Mrs. huggins. Received March 20, 18'JO. [Publication deferred.] II. " Note on the Photographic Spectrum of the Great Nebula in Orion. ..."

5. Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical by Thompson Cooper (1884)
"Mr. huggins has shown that the proper motion of the stars in the line of sight can be ... Mr. huggins has made observations of the spectra of the solar ..."

6. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1813)
"huggins. Wax there a court of inspectors or governors of the Fleet ? Paine. ... huggins. Did not the court of inspectors place Arne in the strong room? ..."

7. Mary and I: Forty Years with the Sioux by Stephen Return Riggs (1887)
"At Lac-qui-parle, twenty- five miles beyond our station at Hazelwood, were Amos W. huggins, with wife and children, and Miss Julia La Framboise. ..."

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