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Gassendi

[ga-sahn-dee]
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noun
  1. Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/, 1592–1655, French philosopher and scientist.
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Examples from the Web for gassendi

Historical Examples

  • Gassendi, as sketched by Lange, is hardly to be ranked with either.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

  • There seems to be this difference, however, between Gassendi and Maxwell.

  • Gassendi was to stamp on the floor when the critical moment had arrived.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • Gassendi looked at the sun on the 4th, 5th, and 6th December.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • Gassendus or Gassendi was Cyrano's own teacher of Philosophy.

    A Voyage to the Moon

    Cyrano de Bergerac


British Dictionary definitions for gassendi

Gassendi

noun
  1. Pierre. 1592–1655, French physicist and philosopher, who promoted an atomic theory of matter
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