from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hooke, Robert 1635-1703. English physicist, inventor, and mathematician who formulated the theory of planetary movement.

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  • proper n. A surname derived from hook, as an occupational or topographical name or a nickname.
  • proper n. Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703), an English polymath who played an important role in the scientific revolution, through both experimental and theoretical work. His best remembered contribution was the discovery of the biological cell.

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  • n. English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term `cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703)


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