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United States electrical engineer noted for his work on the theory of alternating currents; independently of Oliver Heaviside he discovered the existence of an atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves back to earth (1861-1939) A. E. Kennelly , Arthur Edwin Kennelly , Kennelly
United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928) A. Noam Chomsky , Chomsky , Noam Chomsky
sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory abstract , outline , precis , synopsis
theory, believe in a adhere , subscribe
theory and practice of navigation through air or space aeronautics , astronautics
(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful aesthetic , esthetic
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955) Albert Einstein , Einstein
German geophysicist who proposed the theory of continental drift (1880-1930) Alfred Lothar Wegener , Wegener
branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation analysis
political theory favoring the abolition of governments anarchism
French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794) Antoine Laurent Lavoisier , Antoine Lavoisier , Lavoisier
ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC) Aristarchus of Samos
branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations arithmetic
(chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water Arrhenius theory of dissociation , theory of dissociation , theory of electrolytic dissociation
Swedish chemist and chemist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927) Arrhenius , Svante August Arrhenius
English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965) Arthur Holmes , Holmes
(psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity associationism , association theory
theory of the structure of the atom atomic theory
(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles atomic theory , atomism , atomistic theory , atomist theory
(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association atomism
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