[ ban-i-ker ]

  1. Benjamin, 1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.

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[ bănĭ-kər ]

  1. American mathematician and astronomer who correctly predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. Although he had little formal education, Banneker published an almanac (1791-1802) containing his calculations of tidal cycles and future eclipses.

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