Definition of Robert Hooke

1. Noun. English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term 'cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703).

Exact synonyms: Hooke
Generic synonyms: Scientist



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Literary usage of Robert Hooke

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1. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1913)
"Robert Hooke AS A PRECURSOR OF NEWTON. MACH1 has emphasized that in estimating the achievements of Newton in the theory of gravitation we should not ..."

2. The History of England from the Restoration to the Death of William III by Richard Lodge (1910)
"In astronomy and physics the two prominent names are those of Robert Hooke (1635-1703) and Isaac Newton (1641-1724). Hooke, who had been assistant to Boyle, ..."

3. Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth by Thomas Hearne, John Aubrey (1813)
"Robert Hooke, MA His father, Mr. John Hooke, was Minister of Freshwater, in the Isle of Wight: he maried .... by whom he had two sonnes, viz of Newport, ..."

4. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1806)
"An Account of the Invention of the Balance Spring, and the Determination of the Conditions of its Isochronism in wide and narrow Vibrations, by Robert Hooke ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1862)
"... not exceeding £0000, Robert Hooke was to have three-fourths: of whatever was made more of it, not exceeding £4000, Robert Hooke was to have two-thirds; ..."

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