Definition of Tyndall

1. Noun. British physicist (born in Ireland) remembered for his experiments on the transparency of gases and the absorption of radiant heat by gases and the transmission of sound through the atmosphere; he was the first person to explain why the daylight sky is blue (1820-1893).

Exact synonyms: John Tyndall
Generic synonyms: Physicist

Definition of Tyndall

1. Proper noun. An English surname, a variant of Tindall Tyndale Tindill . ¹

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Medical Definition of Tyndall

1. John, English physicist, 1820-1893. See: Tyndall effect, tyndallization, Tyndall phenomenon. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tyndall

Tylenchus tritici
Tympanuchus cupido
Tympanuchus cupido cupido
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Tyndall (current term)
Tyndall blue
Tyndall effect
Tyndall phenomenon
Tyndall stone
Tyne River
Tyne and Wear
Type 1 GM1 gangliosidosis
Typha angustifolia
Typha latifolia

Literary usage of Tyndall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"As a lecturer Tyndall was famed for the charm and animation of his language, ... 187(5 Tyndall married Louisa, eldest daughter of Lord Claud Hamilton, ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"AT the dinner given to Professor Tyndall in London, on the 29th of June, the chairman, Professor Stokes, in proposing the health of the guest of the evening ..."

3. Lucretius: Epicurean and Poet by John Masson (1907)
"Thus Tyndall rejects Darwin's hypothesis of the creation of a few living forms. ... But by this Tyndall only throws creation further back—back to Matter ..."

4. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"JOHN Tyndall ART AND SCIENCE [Speech of Professor John Tyndall at the annual ... In introducing Professor Tyndall, the President, Sir Frederic Leighton, ..."

5. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1904)
"John Richard Green Bishop Stubbs 319 3» 321 322 322 323 324 326 327 328 330 332 333 334 334 James Martineau . . . . „ 3 i8 John Tyndall . ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"JOHN Tyndall (1820-1893) Tyndall was one of the many Irishmen who have contributed ... The publications of Tyndall also include a large number of more ..."

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