[ gair-uh-kee, -kuh, gwair-; German gy-ri-kuh ]
/ ˈgɛər ə ki, -kə, ˈgwɛər-; German ˈgü rɪ kə /
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Ot·to von [awt-oh-fuhn], /ˈɔt oʊ fən/, 1602–86, German physicist.
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Of the two, Guericke seems to have covered a wider field, and to have been more distinctly an inventor.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Guericke, better known as the inventor of the air-pump, made a sulphur-ball machine, often claimed to have been the first.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
Otto von Guericke, burgomaster of Magdeburg, invented the electrical machine for generating large quantities of the electric fire.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
Guericke was called to perform his experiments before the Emperor.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Still another important discovery, that of electrical conduction, was made by Von Guericke.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
British Dictionary definitions for Guericke
/ (German ˈɡeːrikə) /
Otto von. 1602–86, German physicist: invented the air pump (1650) and demonstrated the power of a vacuum with the Magdeburg hemispheres
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