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Terrella

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Terrella: A terrella is a small magnetised model ball representing the Earth, that is thought to have been invented by the English physician William Gilbert while investigating magnetism, and further developed 300 years later by the Norwegian scientist and explorer Kristian Birkeland, while investigating the aurora.

Phrases with Terrella

Phrases starting with the word Terrella:

  1. Terrella Jejuna
  2. Terrella Curvata
  3. Terrella Halophila
  4. Terrella Hirsutiglumis

Phrases ending with the word Terrella:

  1. Faveria Terrella
  2. Brachmia Terrella
  3. Bryotropha Terrella
  4. Helcystogramma Terrella
  5. Species Brachmia Terrella
  6. Species Bryotropha Terrella

Other phrases containing the word Terrella:

  1. Species Terrella Jejuna
  2. Species Terrella Curvata
  3. Species Terrella Halophila
  4. Species Terrella Hirsutiglumis

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Terrella

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Google previewPlasmas and Fluids (1986)

by Board on Physics and Astronomy, Physics Survey Committee, Panel on the Physics of Plasmas and Fluids, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications

Terrella means little Earth. The term is used to refer to laboratory experiments designed to simulate the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetosphere, in which a high-speed flowing plasma is directed toward a dipole magnetic ...

Google previewMetaplasticity in Virtual Worlds: Aesthetics and Semantic Concepts (2010)

Aesthetics and Semantic Concepts by Mura, Gianluca

The glass terrella is a model of the natural wireless electromagnetic dynamo that surrounds the earth: the northern lights. The aurora works in a similar way as an artificial electromagnetic system: the cathode ray tube, the historical basis of TV ...

Google previewThe Diary of Samuel Pepys (1905)

by Samuel Pepys

Terrella is a terrestrial globe made of loadstone, to illustrate the direction of magnetic force on the earth. It had been in vogue since the publication of William Gilbert's De Magnete Magnet1cisque Corpor1bus, in 1600. See Evelyn's Diary, July ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary (1724)

by Nathan Bailey

TERRELLA, is a Load-stone turned into an exact Spherical Figure, and so placed that its Poles and Equator, &*r. rr.rrMpnnd to the Poles and Equator ...

Google previewA Mathematical Dictionary (1702)

Or; A Compendious Explication of All Mathematical Terms, Abridged from Monsieur Ozanam, and Others. With a Translation of His Preface; and an Addition of Several Easie and Useful Abstracts; [etc., Etc.] by Joseph Raphson, Jacques Ozanam

Terrella, Load -stones, are sometimes so called, especially when cut round. Tetrachord, a Mufical Instrument consisting of four Chords. Tetraedrum, one of the five Regular Bodies ; an E- quilateral Pyramid. Tetragonal, of or belonging to a ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

in a • great measure correspond with what happens to the needle, when placed upon a large terrella; if we make allowances for the different dispositions of the magnetical parts, with respect to each other, and consider the south pole of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises of Systems ... [& Supplement] (1803)

TERRELLA, or little earth, is a magnet turned of a spherical figure, and placed so as that its poles, equator, &c. do exactly correspond with those of the world. It was so first called by Gilbert, as being a just representation of the great magnetic ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

iced upon a large terrella ; if we make allowances ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1819)

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory

Such a terrella, it was supposed, if nicely poised, and hung in a meridian like a globe, would be turned round like the earth in 24 hours by the magnetic particles pervading it; but experience has shown that this is a mistake. TERRIER, a book or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1816)

by George Gregory

Such a terrella, it was supposed, if nicely poised, and hung in a meridian like a globe, would be turned round like the earth in 24 hours by the magnetic particles pervading it; but experience has shown that this is a mistake. TERRIER, a book or ...

Google previewA Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account ... By Charles Hutton ... Vol. 1. [-2.] (1815)

TERRELLA, or little earth, is a magnet turned ofa spherical figure, and placed so as that its poles, equator, &c,

Such a terrella, it was supposed, it nicely poised, and hung in a meridian like a globe, would be turned round like the earth in 24 ...

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Dove Allouche & Evariste Richer: La Terrella

Bonjour petit fella.

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Scrabble value of T1E1R1R1E1L1L1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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