[ tol-uh-mey-ik ]
/ ˌtɒl əˈmeɪ ɪk /
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby Ptolemaic
PTM, PTN, PTO, ptochocracy, Ptolemaeus, Ptolemaic, Ptolemaic system, Ptolemaic universe, Ptolemaist, Ptolemy, Ptolemy I
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How to use Ptolemaic in a sentence
When the old Ptolemaic system was exploded by Copernicus, the vaunted wisdom of men proclaimed that the Bible also was exploded.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
According to the Ptolemaic system the earth is a motionless sphere fixed at the center of the universe.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm
Ptolemaic columns, little vestibules, little courtyards where a dim blue light enables you to find your way.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)|Pierre Loti
We shall rarely have occasion to speak of the Ptolemaic remains of Egyptian art.
It is the oldest building upon the island, all the rest being Ptolemaic or Roman.
British Dictionary definitions for Ptolemaic
/ (ˌtɒlɪˈmeɪɪk) /
of or relating to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy or to his conception of the universe
of or relating to the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great (323 bc) to the death of Cleopatra (30 bc)
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