[ es-pee ]
/ ˈɛs pi /
James Pol·lard [pol-erd] /ˈpɒl ərd/, 1785–1860, U.S. meteorologist.
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British Dictionary definitions for james espy
/ (ɪˈspaɪ) /
verb -pies, -pying or -pied
(tr) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detectto espy a ship on the horizon
Derived Formsespier, noun
Word Origin for espy
C14: from Old French espier to spy, of Germanic origin
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Science definitions for james espy
James Pollard 1785-1860
[ ĕs′pē ]
American meteorologist who is credited with the first correct explanation of the role heat plays in cloud formation and growth. His use of the telegraph in relaying meteorological observations and tracking storms laid the foundation for modern weather forecasting.
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