Balmer



noun
Johann Jakob. 1825–98, Swiss mathematician; discovered (1885) a formula giving the wavelengths of a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum (the Balmer series)
Contemporary Examples

After all, he may look like a Montana Republican, talk like a Montana Republican but he sounds like someone from “balmer, Merlin.”
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Historical Examples

balmer declining to move, the three others now went downstairs together.
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“I know only what Dargental has seen fit to tell us,” said balmer.
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The view of Flamborough Head, drawn by balmer, is taken from the cliffs to the north-west.
The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 William Finden

balmer will be there by about four o’clock; and there are some questions that I should like to ask him.
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The view of Hull, from a painting by balmer, is taken from the Humber, looking towards the north.
The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 William Finden

On arriving, they found that balmer had not yet put in an appearance, so they sat down in a corner to wait for him.
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Gabrielle, who had heard balmer distinctly, looked at George inquisitively.
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George decided not to follow them, but turned his horse’s head in the direction which balmer had taken.
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Springing upon his horse, George then galloped off, leaving balmer to finish his absinthe.
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    a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen. noun a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825–98) in 1885

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