Associations to the word «Galileo»


GALILEO, noun. The CGS unit of acceleration, equal to 1 centimetre per second per second. Symbol: Gal
GALILEO, proper noun. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), an Italian thinker and key figure in the scientific revolution who improved the telescope, made astronomical observations, and put forward the basic principle of relativity in physics.
GALILEO THERMOMETER, noun. A thermometer made of a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid and several glass vessels of varying densities. As temperature changes, the individual floats rise or fall in proportion to their respective density.

Dictionary definition

GALILEO, noun. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642).

Wise words

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