Another posts

condoling definition depthless definition define wool-sorter's disease throughfare definition bead drawing palet definition coddler definition morone color leaving you in the lurch acanthoma definition neuroblast definition blitheness definition winnower definition desecrator definition define sciolistic bissextile meaning herbaceous stem examples spruce up definition penultimate paragraph following suite what does tee up mean bolivia monetary unit chatelain definition diadelphous stamens nonalignment definition panegyric synonym cortez definition sudoriferous gland definition dray horse orchestra pit definition coronoid fossa definition canterbury definition

Cartesian devil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cartesian devil a small hollow glass figure, used in connection with a jar of water having an elastic top, to illustrate the effect of the compression or expansion of air in changing the specific gravity of bodies.
    • Cartesian devil See under Cartesian.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cartesian devil a scientific toy named after Descartes, illustrating the principle of specific gravity
    • ***