Bode's law

['bəʊdz, 'bəʊdəz]
noun Astronomy an empirical formula by which the distances of the first seven planets from the sun are roughly derived in terms of powers of two.
Origin
C19: named after the German astronomer Johann E. Bode.

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  • Bode's law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bode's law — /boh deuhz/, Astron. a numerical scheme that gives the approximate distance from the sun of the seven inner planets but fails for Neptune and Pluto. Also called Titius Bode law. [1825 35; after Johann E. Bode (1747 1826), German astronomer,… …   Universalium

  • bode's law — ˈbōdəz noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Johann E. Bode died 1826 German astronomer : an empirical rule of astronomy: the approximate relative distances of most of the planets (excluding Mercury and Neptune but including the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bode — index portend, predict, presage, prognosticate, threaten Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Bode — may refer to:in people by surname: *Boyd Henry Bode (1873 1953), American academic and philosopher *Claire Louise Bode (1991 present), Junior World Rower (South African) *Denise Bode (born 1954), American politician *Elert Bode (born 1934),… …   Wikipedia

  • Law — (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See {Lie} to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law binding — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law book — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law calf — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law day — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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