(Of a room or building) spacious, well lit, and well ventilated
(1801–92), English astronomer and geophysicist, who proposed the concept of isostasy and gave an improved estimate of the earth’s density
the conservatory is light and airy
The circular diffraction pattern formed when plane light waves pass through a point aperture; the bright central region of this.
The points along the length of a bar at which it must be supported for the amount of bending (for a given number of points) to be minimized.
Each of the spirals of light that are visible when polarized light which has been passed through two plates of left-handed and right-handed quartz is viewed through crossed Nicol prisms.
Impractical and foolishly idealistic
an airy-fairy principle of political philosophy
Either of the two linearly independent solutions to the differential equation d2 y/dx 2−xy = 0, which are usually expressed in the form of an indefinite integral.
= Airy function.