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Eddington

[ed-ing-tuh n] /ˈɛd ɪŋ tən/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur (Stanley) 1882–1944, English astronomer, physicist, and writer.
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  • Professor Eddington tells us that we have as much right to speak of a pound of light as of a pound of sugar.

  • According to Eddington, "Phenomena all boil down to a scheme of symbols, of mathematical equations."

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • On their return she stayed to tea at Eddington with her cousins—cousins who were Quakers.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Similarly with the cosmic consciousness expressed in the writings of Jeans, Eddington, and Whitehead.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • Professor Eddington even calculates that the earth receives 160 tons of light from the sun every year!

  • Eddington, Jeans, Einstein, and Whitehead would answer these questions exactly as would the most militant atheists.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • Eddington and Shapley advocate the theory of a mechanical pulsation of the star as most plausible.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • Eddington concludes that this Taurus group is a globular cluster with a slight central condensation.

    Astronomy David Todd
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Eddington

/ˈɛdɪŋtən/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur Stanley. 1882–1944, English astronomer and physicist, noted for his research on the motion, internal constitution, and luminosity of stars and for his elucidation of the theory of relativity
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Eddington
  (ěd'ĭng-tən)   
British mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who founded modern astrophysics. He conducted research on the evolution, structure, and motion of stars and was one of the first scientists to promote the theory of relativity. He also wrote a series of scientific books for the layperson.
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