Galileo meaning

galəlāō, galəlēō
(born Galileo Galilei) 1564-1642; It. astronomer, mathematician, & physicist: with the telescope, which he improved, he demonstrated the truth of the Copernican theory: condemned for heresy by the Inquisition.
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A satellite-based radio navigation system initiated by the European Union and European Space Administration (ESA). Using 27 satellites and three spares, Galileo was designed to interoperate with the U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS systems. Completion is expected in 2019 with positioning accuracy of one meter (GPS is 20m; GLONASS is 60m). The first Galileo satellite (GIOVE-A) was launched in late 2005. For more information, visit http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav/galileo/index_en.htm. See GNSS and GPS.
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The CGS unit of acceleration, equal to 1 centimetre per second per second. Symbol: Gal.
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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), an Italian thinker and key figure in the scientific revolution who improved the telescope, made astronomical observations, and put forward the basic principle of relativity in physics.
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Origin of galileo

  • Named in honour of Galileo Galilei
    From Wiktionary