Hipparchus meaning

hĭ-pärkəs
Greek astronomer who discovered the precession of the equinoxes, developed the techniques of trigonometry, and catalogued the positions of 850 stars in the earliest known star chart.
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Greek astronomer who mapped the positions of about 850 stars in the earliest known star chart (129 bce ). His observations of the heavens formed the basis of Ptolemy's Earth-centered model of the universe. He was also a pioneer of trigonometry.
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An ancient Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician.
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(person) 2d cent. b.c.; Gr. astronomer.
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Origin of hipparchus

  • From Ancient Greek Ἵππαρχος (Hipparkhos).

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