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  1. Gus·tav The·o·dor [goo s-tahf tey-aw-dawr] /ˈgʊs tɑf ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr/, 1801–87, German physicist, psychologist, and philosopher.
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  • Thank you very much for the photographs of Ludwig and Fechner.

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    William James

  • Weber, Fechner, and Fr have all devoted attention to this subject.

  • Men like Paulsen and Wundt do not hesitate to call Fechner master.

    Psychical Miscellanea

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  • What comfort or peace, Fechner asks, can come from such a doctrine?

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  • One is reminded of Fechner's playful satire by the spectacle of those poets who ape angelic modes of progression.

British Dictionary definitions for fechner


  1. Gustav Theodor (ˈɡʊstaf ˈteːodoːr). 1801–87, German physicist, philosopher, and psychologist, noted particularly for his work on psychophysics, Elemente der Psychophysik (1860)
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fechner in Medicine


(fĕknər, fĕKH-)Gustav Theodor 1801-1887
  1. German psychologist and physicist who studied the relationship between strength of stimulus and intensity of sensation, thereby founding psychophysics.
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