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Ostwald

[awst-vahlt]
noun
  1. Wil·helm [vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1853–1932, German chemist: Nobel prize 1909.
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Examples from the Web for ostwald

Historical Examples

  • But unconventional as his views may appear, it must not be thought that Ostwald is a faddist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day

    Edwin E. Slosson

  • Ostwald, it is unnecessary to say, has all the characteristics of the romanticist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day

    Edwin E. Slosson

  • Mach and his school, and Hertz and Ostwald must be classed as humanists.

  • Ostwald in a published lecture gives this example of what he means.

    Pragmatism

    William James

  • Haeckel, Ostwald, and Mach have each given the world a constructive system of thought.


British Dictionary definitions for ostwald

Ostwald

noun
  1. Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1853–1932, German chemist, noted for his pioneering work in catalysis. He also invented a process for making nitric acid from ammonia and developed a new theory of colour: Nobel prize for chemistry 1909
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