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Tycho

[tahy-koh] /ˈtaɪ koʊ/
noun
1.
a prominent crater in the third quadrant of the face of the moon, about 56 miles (90 km) in diameter.
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  • The ceremony was a formal and imposing one, in accordance with Tycho's ideas of splendour.

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  • For twenty years Tycho laboured hard at Uraniborg in the pursuit of science.

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  • Tycho accordingly abandoned Hven in a tumult of rage and mortification.

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  • It appears that Otto, the father of Tycho, had a brother named George, who was childless.

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  • Tycho's father and mother receded from the bargain, and refused to part with their son.

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  • Tycho, boy though he was, took the utmost interest in this event.

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  • Tycho at once commenced regular observations in such fashion as he could.

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  • The researches of Tycho on this object were the occasion of his first appearance as an author.

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  • After due deliberation and consultation with his friends, Tycho accepted the king's offer.

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  • It must further be remembered that Tycho had no clocks, and no micrometers.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tycho

Tycho

/ˈtaɪkəʊ/
noun
1.
a relatively young crater in the SW quadrant of the moon, 4 km deep and 84 km in diameter, with a central peak. It is the centre of a conspicuous system of rays
Word Origin
named after Tycho Brahe
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