[ ed-ing-tuhn ]

  1. Sir Arthur (Stanley), 1882–1944, English astronomer, physicist, and writer.

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  • Eddington was formerly the CEO of British Airways and on the board of Rio Tinto, the $60 billion mining giant.

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  • According to Eddington, "Phenomena all boil down to a scheme of symbols, of mathematical equations."

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  • Similarly with the cosmic consciousness expressed in the writings of Jeans, Eddington, and Whitehead.

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  • Eddington, Jeans, Einstein, and Whitehead would answer these questions exactly as would the most militant atheists.

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  • Never would Mrs Eddington leave her child, or forget Milly's daddy again.

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  • On their return she stayed to tea at Eddington with her cousins—cousins who were Quakers.

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British Dictionary definitions for Eddington


/ (ˈɛdɪŋtən) /

  1. Sir Arthur Stanley. 1882–1944, English astronomer and physicist, noted for his research on the motion, internal constitution, and luminosity of stars and for his elucidation of the theory of relativity

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Scientific definitions for Eddington


[ ĕdĭng-tən ]

  1. British mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who founded modern astrophysics. He conducted research on the evolution, structure, and motion of stars and was one of the first scientists to promote the theory of relativity. He also wrote a series of scientific books for the layperson.

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