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Noun

1. hooke, robert hooke

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)

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Hooke

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Robert. 1635–1703, English physicist, chemist, and inventor. He formulated Hooke's law (1678), built the first Gregorian telescope, and invented a balance spring for watches

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Robert1635-1703; Eng. physicist, mathematician, & inventor

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Hooke

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English scientist noted for his study of elastic motion in springs, the orbital geometry of celestial bodies, and microscopic structures in living things.

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