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Kepler

Definition:

German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (born: 1571 – died: 1630)

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

After Johannes Kepler
(Source: Encarta Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Johannes Kepler
(Born: December 27, 1571, Free Imperial City of Weil der Stadt near Stuttgart, HRE (now part of the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany) – Died: November 15, 1630(1630-11-15) (aged 58), Regensburg, Electorate of Bavaria, HRE (now Germany))

a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he's best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi,... (37 of 11444 words, 20 images)

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Kepler (disambiguation) | Johannes Kepler
(1571 – 1630)

a key figure in the scientific revolution. Kepler may also refer to: Kepler, Kentucky, a community in the United States | The Kepler Track, a hiking trail in New Zealand | Kepler-11, a Sun-like star with at least half a dozen exoplanets | Kepler-22, ... (41 of 293 words, 23 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Kepler [United States satellite]

U.S. satellite designed to detect extrasolar planets by watching--from orbit around the Sun--for a slight dimming during transits as these bodies pass ... (24 of 524 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

Kepler | Johannes Kepler [sense-specific]

1571-1630, German astronomer. As discoverer of Kepler's laws of planetary motion he's regarded as one of the founders of modern astronomy | a small ... (23 of 334 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/kepler

Random House Dictionary:

Kepler | Johann Kepler [sense-specific] | Kepler, Johannes [sense-specific] | Kepler, Johann [sense-specific] | Johannes Kepler [sense-specific]

"Johann Kepler": 1571-1630, German astronomer. | a crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon having an extensive ray system: about 22 ... (24 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Kepler | Johannes Kepler
(Born: 1571 – Died: 1630)

German astronomer and mathematician. Considered the founder of modern astronomy, he formulated three laws to describe how the planets revolve around ... (21 of 27 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

Kepler | Kepler, Johannes | Johannes Kepler | Keplerian [adjective, related]
(Born: 1571 – Died: 1630)

German astronomer & mathematician (4 of 16 words, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

Kepler | Keplerian [adjective, related]

Johannes 1571-1630 German astronomer (4 of 15 words, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

Kepler [German]

A male surname. (3 of 5 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Kepler, Johannes | Johannes Kepler | Johann Kepler | Kepler, Johann
(Born: 1571 – Died: 1630)

German astronomer. From his student days at the University of Tübingen, he was influenced by the Copernican teachings. From 1593 to 1598 he was ... (24 of 202 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/people​/A​0827427​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Johannes Kepler | Kepler, Johannes | Keplerian [derived]

(1571-1630) , German astronomer. His analysis of Tycho Brahe's planetary observations led him to discover the three laws governing orbital motion (21 of 46 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Kepler,-Johannes

Macmillan British Dictionary:

astronomer [countable] | astronomers [plural]

someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/astronomer

Cambridge Dictionary:

astronomer

someone who studies astronomy (4 of 10 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astronomer

Encarta Dictionary:

Kepler

crater on the Moon in Oceanus Procellarum, 32 km (20 mi) in diameter (13 of 25 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677454​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Encarta Dictionary:

Kepler

Origin: After Johannes Kepler

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677454​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Kepler

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Kepler"

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the Free Dictionary:

Kepler

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Kepler"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Kepler"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Kepler

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Kepler"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Kepler

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Kepler" by speech synthesizer

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