from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Flory, Paul John 1910-1985. American chemist. He won a 1974 Nobel Prize for developing methods of studying long-chain molecules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, same as fleury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
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I have tried to describe briefly the fundamental importance of your many contributions to macromolecular chemistry and in particular those concepts introduced by you and now referred to as the Flory-temperature and the Flory universal constant.
By analogy, the theta temperature for macromolecules is often referred to as the Flory temperature.
At this temperature, now called the Flory temperature, the polymer molecule assumes a kind of ideal state.
Guidance Director Steve Sampson called Flory "irreplaceable."
Flora Macdonald -- or "Flory," as she always wrote her name, even in her marriage contract -- born in 1722, was a daughter of Ranald Macdonald, tacksman of Milton, in South Uist, an island of the Hebrides.
Ellis had called Flory a nigger’s Nancy Boy and Flory had replied in kind, Westfield too lost his temper.
Fritz, was well-danced by Florence "Flory" Boots from Alaska Dance Theatre.
The Tories' reputation on the NHS received another blow last night after a leaked letter from the NHS's deputy chief executive, David Flory, revealed that 30 acute care trusts failed to meet the required standards on 18-week waiting times last year.
Flory wrote: "It is unacceptable for performance to fall below the expected standards."
Key architects of the new NHS, Sir David Nicholson, David Flory and others at the top have been criticised for a "lack of insight" into the cultural difficulties within the NHS.
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