from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Torricelli, an Italian philosopher and mathematician, who, in 1643, discovered that the rise of a liquid in a tube, as in the barometer, is due to atmospheric pressure. See barometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist and mathematician (1608–47), who, in 1643, discovered the principle on which the barometer is constructed, by means of an experiment called from him the Torricellian experiment.


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