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Eddington   (ěd'ĭng-tən)  Pronunciation Key 
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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