[ tawr-i-chel-ee; Italian tawr-ree-chel-lee ]
/ ˌtɔr ɪˈtʃɛl i; Italian ˌtɔr riˈtʃɛl li /


E·van·ge·lis·ta [e-vahn-je-lee-stah] /ɛˌvɑn dʒɛˈli stɑ/, 1608–47, Italian physicist.

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/ (ˌtɒrɪˈtʃɛlɪ) /


Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer

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Science definitions for torricelli


[ tō′rə-chĕlē ]
Evangelista 1608-1647

Italian mathematician and physicist noted for discovering that the atmosphere exerts pressure. He demonstrated that this pressure affected the level of mercury in a tube, thereby inventing the mercury barometer (1643).

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