[bur-uh s] /ˈbɜr əs/ (Show IPA), 1904–90, U.S. psychologist and writer.
Cornelia Otis, 1901–79, U.S. actress and author.
her father, Otis, 1858–1942, U.S. actor.
a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
B(urrhus) F(rederic). 1904–90, US behavioural psychologist. His “laws of learning”, derived from experiments with animals, have been widely applied to education and behaviour therapy
late 14c., “a dealer in skins,” from skin (n.); as “one who skins,” 1690s, agent noun from skin (v.). The surname is attested from mid-13c. Also in U.S. use “one who strips, robs, or plunders;” the name given to a band of marauders who committed depredations on Loyalists in New York during the Revolution. Cf. Old Norse skinnari “a dealer in skins; a skinner, tanner.”
Skinner Skin·ner (skĭn’ər), B(urrhus) F(rederick). 1904-1990.
American psychologist. A leading behaviorist, Skinner influenced the fields of psychology and education with his theories of stimulus-response behavior.
- B fiber
b fiber B fiber n. Any of the myelinated nerve fibers in autonomic nerves, having a diameter of 2 microns or less, conducting nerve impulses at a rate of 3 to 15 meters per second.
Edwin, 1886–1960, Swiss pianist. Emil [ey-mil] /ˈeɪ mɪl/ (Show IPA), 1852–1919, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1902. Ernst Otto, 1918–2007, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1973. Hans [hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA), 1881–1945, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1930. Robert James (“Bobby”) 1943–2008, U.S. chess player. Contemporary Examples Fischer won a Grammy in 1992 for her single “How Can […]
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Elizabeth Bloomer (“Betty”) 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald R. Ford). Ford Madox [mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA), (Ford Madox Hueffer) 1873–1939, English novelist, poet, critic, and editor. Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) (Leslie Lynch King, Jr) 1913–2006, U.S. political leader: congressman 1948–73; vice president 1973–74; 38th president of the U.S. 1974–77. Guy Stanton, […]
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Aretha [uh-ree-thuh] /əˈri θə/ (Show IPA), born 1942, U.S. singer. Benjamin, 1706–90, American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor. Sir John, 1786–1847, English Arctic explorer. John Hope, 1915–2009, U.S. historian and educator. a district in extreme N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, including the Boothia and Melville peninsulas, Baffin Island, and other Arctic islands. 549,253 […]