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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. 2017.
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  • The progressive motion of light had been roughly ascertained by roemer: let that be the velocity of the wind.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • When roemer observed in spring it was less, and in autumn it was more than usual.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • The velocity of the light waves was first established by roemer, a Danish astronomer, in 1675.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • This Bradley did, and showed that it coincided almost with the result arrived at by roemer.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • Of the famous daughters of roemer, two cultivated literature with marked success.

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