Russell

[ ruhs-uh l ]
/ ˈrʌs əl /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for russell

Russell

/ (ˈrʌsəl) /

noun

Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872–1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910–13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
George William pen name æ . 1867–1935, Irish poet and journalist
Henry Norris . 1877–1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
John, 1st Earl. 1792–1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846–52; 1865–66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
Ken . 1927–2011, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)
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Word Origin and History for russell

Russell


masc. proper name, from Old French rous-el, diminutive of rous "red," used as a personal name. See russet.

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Science definitions for russell

Russell

[ rŭsəl ]
Henry Norris 1877-1957

American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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