a prominent crater in the third quadrant of the face of the moon, about 56 miles (90 km) in diameter.

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Historical Examples of tycho

  • The ceremony was a formal and imposing one, in accordance with Tycho's ideas of splendour.

  • Tycho accordingly abandoned Hven in a tumult of rage and mortification.

  • For twenty years Tycho laboured hard at Uraniborg in the pursuit of science.

  • It appears that Otto, the father of Tycho, had a brother named George, who was childless.

  • Tycho's father and mother receded from the bargain, and refused to part with their son.

British Dictionary definitions for tycho



a relatively young crater in the SW quadrant of the moon, 4 km deep and 84 km in diameter, with a central peak. It is the centre of a conspicuous system of rays

Word Origin for Tycho

named after Tycho Brahe
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