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[gawl-tn] /ˈgɔl tn/
Sir Francis, 1822–1911, English scientist and writer.
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[gawl-toh-nee-uh n] /gɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
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  • Galton was a traveled man and knew England and several other countries well.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Galton estimated the number of men of genius in all history at four hundred.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • But Galton's theory was a "Theory of Heredity," and nothing more.

  • These principles are embodied in the Franklin and Galton grates.

  • But it obviously does not follow that the laborious and skilful work of Galton and his school is wasted.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • Why not apply Mr. Galton's process, and get thirty-eight stories all in one?

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Captain Galton also rendered some assistance of a like sort.

  • "Galton said he'd give me a chance to try to make good," said Tembarom.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Stature is the character which Dr. Galton used to get an exact measurement of the amount of regression.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for Galton


Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones
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