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[rey-mer; German rœ-muh r] /ˈreɪ mər; German ˈrœ mər/
noun, plural roemers German, roemer
[rœ-muh r] /ˈrœ mər/ (Show IPA)
a German wineglass having a body with a globular top and a cylindrical bottom often decorated with prunts, supported by a conical foot.
Origin of roemer
1895-1900; < German, originally a glass for toasting; cognate with Dutch roemer; akin to German rühmen to praise Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When roemer observed in spring it was less, and in autumn it was more than usual.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • roemer's explanation of the anomaly was not accepted by astronomers.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • The velocity of light was first measured by roemer, in 1676.

  • Tesselschade was the daughter of the poet and rhetorician roemer Visscher.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • The velocity of light, as determined by roemer, is 192,500 miles in a second.

    Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall

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