/ (ˈpɛnrəʊz) /

  1. Sir Roger. born 1931, British mathematician and theoretical physicist, noted for his investigation of black holes

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How to use Penrose in a sentence

  • The six-volume complete Penrose will be reviewed in a future edition of the TLS.

    The Best of Brit Lit | Peter Stothard | December 13, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Penrose was just beginning on the questions which seemed to him important, when there was another ring at the front door.

    Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • We'll have Miller Penrose's covered three-horse waggon to march ahead of the coffin.

    Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Mrs. Penrose cannot approach either the charming humour of the one or the delicate beauty of the other.

  • Mrs. Penrose looked up wearily; her head ached, and Sue was so noisy!

    Quicksilver Sue | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Punctually at nine o'clock the three girls met on the door-step of the Penrose house, each carrying her basket.

    Quicksilver Sue | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

Scientific definitions for Penrose


[ pĕnrōz′ ]

  1. British mathematical astronomer and physicist who worked with Stephen Hawking to explain the physics of black hole formation. He is also known for his theories on artificial intelligence.

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