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Planck

[plahngk]
noun
  1. Max Karl Ernst [mahks kahrl ernst] /mɑks kɑrl ɛrnst/, 1858–1947, German physicist: Nobel prize 1918.
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Examples from the Web for planck

Historical Examples

  • Once it was "July," then "soup kettle" and "Planck's constant."

    The Electronic Mind Reader

    John Blaine

  • Planck should be rich, too, just one little box full, anyway.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Planck never called me 'fool,' not once, not in all our lives.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Never did from the time Verplanck, 'Planck he was called for short, was born.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • He just worshipped Planck Sturtevant, an' where you see one you see t'other, sure.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond


British Dictionary definitions for planck

Planck

noun
  1. Max (Karl Ernst Ludwig) (maks). 1858–1947, German physicist who first formulated the quantum theory (1900): Nobel prize for physics 1918
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Word Origin and History for planck

Planck

in physics, in reference to the work of German physicist Max Planck (1858-1947); e.g. Planck's constant, attested in English from 1901.

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planck in Science

Planck

[plängk]
  1. German physicist who in 1900 formulated quantum theory, which explained and predicted certain phenomena that could not be accounted for in classical physics. Planck's theory was essential to the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and many other modern physicists. In 1918 he won the Nobel Prize for physics.
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