Definition of Torricelli

1. Noun. Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647).

Exact synonyms: Evangelista Torricelli
Generic synonyms: Physicist



Medical Definition of Torricelli

1. Evangelista, Italian scientist, 1608-1647. See: torr. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torricelli

Torquay
Torquemada
Torquemadan
Torquil
Torre's syndrome
Torrens title
Torreon
Torres Strait
Torres Strait Creole
Torrey's pine
Torrey pine
Torrey tree
Torreya
Torreya californica
Torreya taxifolia
Torricelli (current term)
Torricellian
Torricellian barometer
Torrid Zone
Torschlusspanik
Torsten Sjogren's syndrome
Tortricidae
Torulopsis
Torwali
Torx head
Tory
Torygraph
Toryism
Toryisms
Toscana

Literary usage of Torricelli

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1. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"Torricelli, Evangelista, an illustrious mathematician and philosopher, born at Faenza, in Italy, in 1608, was instructed in Greek and Latin by his uncle, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"Torricelli, Evangelista, an illustrious mathematician and philosopher, born at Faenza, in Italy, in 1608, was instructed in Greek and Latin by his uncle, ..."

3. Wonderful inventions: from the mariner's compass to the electric telegraph cable by John Timbs (1882)
"Torricelli thus constructed what is at this time considered the best form ... Torricelli died in 1647, leaving his great discovery not quite complete ; for ..."

4. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1871)
"Demonstration of the theorem of Torricelli.—The theorem of Torricelli may be demonstrated by means of the apparatus shown at fig. 173. ..."

5. A Text-book of Sanitary and Applied Chemistry: Or, The Chemistry of Water by Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey (1906)
"Galileo was fortunate in making the acquaintance of Torricelli, and at the death of the former, Torricelli carried on the experiments. ..."

6. Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being an Experimental Introduction to the by Golding Bird (1848)
"Theorem of Torricelli, 196. General law of Currents, 197— lateral Reaction of, 198. ... The expression of this fact is known as the theorem of Torricelli, ..."

7. Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1854)
"After the death of Galileo, Torricelli, his pupil, since become so celebrated ... Torricelli therefore made the following experiment, which has since become ..."

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