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[ar-uh-stahr-kuh s] /ˌær əˈstɑr kəs/
of Samos, late 3rd century b.c, Greek astronomer.
of Samothrace, c216–144 b.c, Greek philologist and critic.
an extremely bright crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 29 miles (47 km) in diameter from crest to crest. Unabridged
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  • Like the measurements of Aristarchus and Eratosthenes, this calculation of Alhazen is simple enough in theory.

  • Even Skoropikin, you know, our immortal Aristarchus, rings his praises.

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • Aristarchus—a ring-plain nearly thirty miles in diameter, the floor of which is 5000 feet below the surface level.

  • You seem to have some trouble on your mind, Aristarchus; if so, you should share it with your friends.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • They would have quieted his mind, too, about the celebrated speech of Aristarchus.

  • Aristarchus answered: Yes, Socrates, I am in sore straits indeed.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • It certainly accounts for the volcanic activity which has so often been supposed to be manifested by Aristarchus.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • Aristarchus and Dionysius the Thracian say that he was an Athenian.

  • From Cape Heraclides to Aristarchus the distance in an air line was something over 300 miles.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putman Serviss
  • Others, such as Aristarchus, were spitted on their own critical signs of disapproval.

British Dictionary definitions for Aristarchus


a crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, having a diameter of about 37 kilometres, which is the brightest formation on the moon
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