Definition of Hooke, Robert in English:

Hooke, Robert

Syllabification: Hooke, Robert
Pronunciation: /ho͝ok
 
/
( 1635–1703), English scientist. He formulated the law of elasticity (Hooke’s law), proposed an undulating theory of light, introduced the term cell to biology, postulated elliptical orbits for the earth and moon, and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction.

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