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

  • Hubble, Edwin Powell 1889-1953. American astronomer who discovered (1929) that the velocities of nebulae increase with distance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname derived from the Norman French given name Hubald.
  • proper n. The astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble.
  • proper n. The Hubble Space Telescope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small lump; a small prominence, as a hump in a road, or ice formed on the surface of water. The Advance, Feb. 18, 1886.
  • n. A ‘heap,’ as of work.
  • n. An uproar or tumult; a row.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)

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After Edwin Powell Hubble, American astronomer (Wiktionary)

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