[ luh-ver-ee-ey; French luh-ve-ryey ]
/ ləˈvɛr iˌeɪ; French lə vɛˈryeɪ /
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Ur·bain Jean Jo·seph [yr-banzhahnzhaw-zef], /ürˈbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf/, 1811–77, French astronomer.
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Words nearby Leverrier
leveraged buyout, lever escapement, leveret, Leverhulme, Leverkusen, Leverrier, Levertov, lever tumbler, Lévesque, Levi, leviable
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How to use Leverrier in a sentence
The interview satisfied Leverrier that a new planet, travelling within the orbit of Mercury, had really been discovered.
Secondly, Leverrier was mistaken in considering that a planet such as Vulcan might have escaped detection when off the sun's face.
Probably, Liais's objections would have had more weight with Leverrier had the fourth point been omitted.
Accordingly, very little attention was paid by Leverrier to Liais's objections.
This discovery of Leverrier is very justly called the greatest triumph that ever crowned a scientific inquiry.Popular Books on Natural Science|Aaron David Bernstein
British Dictionary definitions for Leverrier
/ (French ləvɛrje) /
Urbain Jean Joseph (yrbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒozɛf). 1811–77, French astronomer: calculated the existence and position of the planet Neptune
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