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Guericke

[gair-uh-kee, -kuh, gwair-; German gy-ri-kuh]
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noun
  1. Ot·to von [awt-oh-fuh n] /ˈɔt oʊ fən/, 1602–86, German physicist.
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Historical Examples

  • Guericke was called to perform his experiments before the Emperor.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

  • Guericke, better known as the inventor of the air-pump, made a sulphur-ball machine, often claimed to have been the first.

  • Guericke's house and family were saved, but the sufferings of the city were not yet ended.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

  • Hawkesbee constructed a glass machine that was an improvement over that of Guericke.

  • Here he devised several modifications of the instruments of Guericke, and printed a description of them.


British Dictionary definitions for guericke

Guericke

noun
  1. Otto von. 1602–86, German physicist: invented the air pump (1650) and demonstrated the power of a vacuum with the Magdeburg hemispheres
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