[ jol-ee, yol-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɒl i, ˈyɒl i /
a spring balance used for determining the density of a sample by comparison of its weight in air and water.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of Jolly balance
named after Philipp von Jolly (died 1884), German physicist
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