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Ostwald

[awst-vahlt] /ˈɔst vɑlt/
noun
1.
Wilhelm
[vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1853–1932, German chemist: Nobel prize 1909.
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  • But unconventional as his views may appear, it must not be thought that Ostwald is a faddist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Ostwald, it is unnecessary to say, has all the characteristics of the romanticist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Mach and his school, and Hertz and Ostwald must be classed as humanists.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
  • Ostwald in a published lecture gives this example of what he means.

    Pragmatism William James
  • Haeckel, Ostwald, and Mach have each given the world a constructive system of thought.

  • Even the great Ostwald, within the decade, has made a childs book on chemistry after the old conversational form.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • We have had Ostwald, a most delightful human Erscheinung, as international exchange at Harvard this year.

  • But Ostwald would deprive substance of the attribute of matter altogether, and boasts of his Refutation of Materialism .

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • Ostwald would reject even these in his pursuit of the illusion of a "science without hypotheses."

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • What we call sensation or perception of stimuli may be regarded as a special form of the living force or actual energy (Ostwald).

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for Ostwald

Ostwald

/German ˈɔstvalt/
noun
1.
Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1853–1932, German chemist, noted for his pioneering work in catalysis. He also invented a process for making nitric acid from ammonia and developed a new theory of colour: Nobel prize for chemistry 1909
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