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Bessel

[bes-uh l] /ˈbɛs əl/
noun
1.
Friedrich Wilhelm
[free-drik wil-helm;; German free-drikh vil-helm] /ˈfri drɪk ˈwɪl hɛlm;; German ˈfri drɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1784–1846, German astronomer.
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Bessel

/ˈbɛsəl/
noun
1.
Friedrich Wilhelm (ˈfriːdrɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1784–1846, German astronomer and mathematician. He made the first authenticated measurement of a star's distance (1841) and systematized a series of mathematical functions used in physics
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