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langley

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noun, lang·ley \ˈlaŋ-lē\

Definition of langley

plural langleys

  1. :  a unit of solar radiation equivalent to one gram calorie per square centimeter of irradiated surface



Origin of langley

Samuel P. Langley


First Known Use: 1947


Langley

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biographical name Lang·ley \ˈlaŋ-lē\

Definition of Langley

  1. Samuel Pierpont 1834–1906 Am. astron. & airplane pioneer




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