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Torricelli

[tawr-i-chel-ee; Italian tawr-ree-chel-lee] /ˌtɔr ɪˈtʃɛl i; Italian ˌtɔr riˈtʃɛl li/
noun
1.
Evangelista
[e-vahn-je-lee-stah] /ɛˌvɑn dʒɛˈli stɑ/ (Show IPA),
1608–47, Italian physicist.
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Torricellian, adjective
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Torricelli

/ˌtɒrɪˈtʃɛlɪ/
noun
1.
Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer
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Torricelli
  (tō'rə-chěl'ē)   
Italian mathematician and physicist noted for discovering that the atmosphere exerts pressure. He demonstrated that this pressure affected the level of mercury in a tube, thereby inventing the mercury barometer (1643).
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