Origin of popper
- Sir Karl (Rai·mund) [rey-muh nd] /ˈreɪ mənd/, 1902–1994, British philosopher, born in Austria.
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Examples from the Web for popper
I'll nurse you; and popper says I am just a natural-born nurse, if there ever was one.
With all popper's money, we've never been able to get a real good footing.
It came as though a dagger had been thrust into the heart of Mrs. Popper.
In front of me I saw Craig grasping Mrs. Popper's wrists as in a vise.
"If you would like to see my popper, I can manage it," she said hesitatingly.From Sand Hill to Pine
- a person or thing that pops
- British an informal name for press stud
- mainly US and Canadian a container for cooking popcorn in
- slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant
- Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
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- An ampule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite used as a stimulant drug.
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