German astronomer and mathematician who is considered the founder of celestial mechanics. He was first to accurately describe the elliptical orbits of Earth and the planets around the Sun and demonstrated that planets move fastest when they are closest to the Sun. He also established that a planet’s distance from the Sun can be calculated if its period of revolution is known.
[jos-uh-lin, jos-lin] /ˈdʒɒs ə lɪn, ˈdʒɒs lɪn/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . proper name, variant of Jocelin.
[jos-uh-lin, jos-lin] /ˈdʒɒs ə lɪn, ˈdʒɒs lɪn/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . masc. proper name with many variant forms, introduced in English by the Normans, from Old High German Gautelen, from Gauta, literally “Goth” (see Goth). French fem. form is Joceline. proper name, variant of Jocelin.
- Jocasta complex
Jocasta complex Jo·cas·ta complex (jō-kās’tə) n. In psychoanalytic theory, a mother’s libidinous fixation on a son.
[joh-kas-tuh] /dʒoʊˈkæs tə/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius and the mother, later the wife, of Oedipus, by whom she bore Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone: called Epicaste by Homer. 2. a female given name. /dʒəʊˈkæstə/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married […]