Torricelli

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

noun

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

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Tor·ri·cel·li·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Torricelli

Torricelli
/ (ˌtɒrɪˈtʃɛlɪ) /

noun

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

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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