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Calippus

[kuh-lip-uh s]
noun
  1. Callippus.
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Callippus

or Ca·lip·pus, Cal·lip·us

[kuh-lip-uh s]
noun
  1. flourished 4th century b.c., Greek astronomer.
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Historical Examples of calippus

  • Even in the time of Calippus fifty-five of these spheres were computed.

    A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)

    Henry Smith Williams

  • Calippus, the reformer of the calendar, is said to have carried an account of this theory to Aristotle.

  • After the Metonic cycle had been in use about a century, a correction was proposed by Calippus.