Langley meaning

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A unit equal to one gram calorie per square centimeter of irradiated surface, used to measure solar radiation.
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A unit for measuring solar radiation, equal to one small calorie per square centimeter.
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(person) 1834-1906; U.S. astronomer, physicist, & pioneer in airplane construction.
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William Langland.
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(place) City in SW British Columbia, Canada: suburb of Vancouver.
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A unit equal to one gram calorie per square centimeter of irradiated surface, used to measure solar radiation. The langley is named after American astronomer and aeronautical pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834–1906).
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A unit of heat transmission in the CGS system of units. It is equivalent to 41,840 J/m² in SI units. Symbol: Ly.
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An unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.
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A metronym for the Central Intelligence Agency, whose headquarters is located in Langley, Virginia.
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A district municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada.
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A lunar crater located close to the northwestern limb of the Moon.
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Origin of langley

  • After Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834–1906), American astronomer and physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang ("long") + lēah ("wood" or "glade").

    From Wiktionary