from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Huygens, Christiaan 1629-1695. Dutch physicist and astronomer who discovered Saturn's rings (1655), pioneered the use of pendulums in clocks (1657), and formulated Huygens' principle.
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- n. Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
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