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Struve

[stroo-vuh; German shtroo-vuh]
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noun
  1. Frie·drich Ge·org Wil·helm von [free-drikh gey-awrk vil-helm fuh n] /ˈfri drɪx geɪˈɔrk ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/, 1793–1864, Russian astronomer, born in Germany.
  2. Otto,1897–1963, U.S. astronomer, born in Russia (great-grandson of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve).
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Examples from the Web for struve

Historical Examples

  • Nearly half a century has elapsed since Struve made his observations.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • I was telling you that there's another stranger in this valley, Mr. Struve.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • He turned State's witness at the trial, and it was his testimony that convicted Struve.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The evening of this second day found Struve still not accounted for.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • I know something about this because I happened to be the man that caught Struve.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine


British Dictionary definitions for struve

Struve

noun
  1. Otto. 1897–1963, US astronomer, born in Russia, noted for his work in stellar spectroscopy and his discovery (1937) of interstellar hydrogen
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