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

  • Ostwald, Wilhelm 1853-1932. German chemist. He won a 1909 Nobel Prize for work on catalysis and chemical equilibrium.

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  • n. German chemist (1853-1932)

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Examples

  • In the late nineteenth century leading scientists such as Ostwald, Duhem and Planck were inclined to take thermodynamics as the model of how science should proceed, maintaining a secure and productive relationship with experiment whilst avoiding hypotheses of the kind involved in atomism.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • "There is a sense of weariness as we still have some time to go before the November meeting and the market has already rallied quite a bit," said Marc Ostwald, fixed-income strategist at Monument Securities in London.

    Fed Bets Scaled Back, Pushing Key Yield Up

  • Marco Ostwald of Monument Securities declared OPEC "on the point of break-up," while a research note from Cameron Hanover said the Iran-led opposition to raising output was about "sticking it to the Saudis and psychologically sticking it to the US."

    Saudi-Iran split fractures OPEC's dominance of oil market

  • "This complacency is worrisome and could be a sign of trouble to come," Mr. Ostwald said.

    Chrysler Deal Hits Hurdles

  • "I think the markets are already at least partially priced for some change to the French credit rating, perhaps at least to a negative outlook," said Marc Ostwald , strategist at Monument Securities in London.

    French Debt Trades as if AAA Rating Is Going

  • Mr. Ostwald doubted whether what he called 'real money investors,' the longer-term players such as pension funds, will return in force until after the Labor Day break in the U.S. on Sept. 5, the traditional end of the summer holiday season.

    Fed Pledge Does Little To Keep Away Bears

  • "In these volatile summer markets, it remains to be seen how this salve of the Fed's will soothe frayed nerves, and how much risk assets, be they equities, commodities or non-government debt, can gain some traction after recent sell-offs," said Marc Ostwald , a strategist at Monument Securities, a London broker.

    Fed Pledge Does Little To Keep Away Bears

  • "We're now back to reality," said Marc Ostwald , a strategist at Monument Securities.

    Treasurys March Higher

  • "There's a healthy skepticism," said Marc Ostwald , strategist at Monument Securities.

    Treasury Prices Climb

  • "Equities now obviously offer the sort of yield it can be hard to find elsewhere," said Marc Ostwald , a strategist at Monument Securities in London.

    For Stocks, Santa's Bag Already Looks Empty

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