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hubble

[ huhb-uhl ]
/ ˈhʌb əl /
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noun
a small hump, as on the surface of ice or a road.
Scot. and North England.
  1. a heap; pile.
  2. a tumult; hubbub; uproar.
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Origin of hubble

Perhaps <early Dutch hobbel knot, bump; akin to heuvel hill

Other definitions for hubble (2 of 2)

Hubble
[ huhb-uhl ]
/ ˈhʌb əl /

noun
Edwin Powell, 1889–1953, U.S. astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research.
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British Dictionary definitions for hubble

Hubble
/ (ˈhʌbəl) /

noun
Edwin Powell. 1889–1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies
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Scientific definitions for hubble

Hubble
[ hŭbəl ]
Edwin Powell 1889-1953

See Note at big bang Doppler effect.
American astronomer who demonstrated that there are galaxies beyond our own and that they are receding from ours, providing strong evidence that the universe is expanding. Hubble also established the first measurements for the age and radius of the known universe, and his methods for determining them remain in use today.
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