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Leverrier

[luh-ver-ee-ey; French luh-ve-ryey]
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noun
  1. Ur·bain Jean Jo·seph [yr-ban zhahn zhaw-zef] /ürˈbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf/, 1811–77, French astronomer.
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Historical Examples

  • Not until he was satisfied, did Leverrier reveal his identity.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • Leverrier gave the name "Vulcan" to the object that Dr. Lescarbault had reported.

  • Leverrier's faith in Vulcan, however, has remained unshaken.

  • Hansen's note of alarm in 1854 was echoed by Leverrier in 1858.

  • So the Astronomer-Royal thought on reading Leverrier's paper.


British Dictionary definitions for leverrier

Leverrier

noun
  1. Urbain Jean Joseph (yrbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒozɛf). 1811–77, French astronomer: calculated the existence and position of the planet Neptune
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