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- E·van·ge·lis·ta [e-vahn-je-lee-stah] /ɛˌvɑn dʒɛˈli stɑ/, 1608–47, Italian physicist.
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The celebrated Pascal followed Torricelli with another deduction.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Galileo and his pupil Torricelli had both been busy with the subject.Pascal
I remembah Torricelli—he's the fellah who used to paint all his women crooked.Miss Cayley's Adventures
This led Torricelli, one of Galileo's pupils, to the discovery of the barometer.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
We see the converse mode of dealing with Nature in Torricelli.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872
- Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer
- 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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