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Doppler

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adjective Dopp·ler \ˈdä-plər\

Definition of Doppler

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or utilizing a shift in frequency in accordance with the Doppler effect; also :  of or relating to Doppler radar



1905

First Known Use of doppler

1905


Doppler

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biographical name Dopp·ler \ˈdä-plər\

Definition of Doppler

  1. Christian Johann 1803–1853 Austrian physicist




Medical Dictionary

Doppler

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adjective Dopp·ler \ˈdäp-lər\

Medical Definition of Doppler

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or utilizing a shift in frequency in accordance with the Doppler effect

  2. 2:  of, relating to, using, or produced by Doppler ultrasound <a Doppler examination> <Doppler images>



Biographical Note for doppler

Doppler, Christian Johann (1803–1853), Austrian physicist and mathematician. Doppler first described the Doppler effect in 1842. It is used in astronomical measurements and in radar and modern navigation. He also investigated the colors in double stars and the effect of rotation of objects on the properties of light and sound waves.


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "Doppler"


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