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2006-09-11 12:40:00

Known primarily for his foundational work in math and physics, Sir Issac Newton actually spent more time on research in alchemy, as well as its interrelationships with science, history and religion, and its implications for economics. Alchemy, as Newton practiced it in the 17th and 18th centuries, was research into the nature of chemical substances and processes "“ primarily the transmutation of materials from one type of matter to another. Newton and others conducted experiments, but...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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