edmund gunter

Gunter

[guhn-ter]
noun
Edmund, 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer: inventor of various measuring instruments and scales.
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Gunter (ˈɡʌntə)
 
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Edmund. 1581--1626, English mathematician and astronomer, who invented various measuring instruments, including Gunter's chain

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edmund gunter

English mathematician who invented many useful measuring devices, including a forerunner of the slide rule.

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