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He•ve•li•us



Pronunciation: (hu-vā'lē-us; Ger. hā-vā'lē-oos"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hevelius.html on line 89 [key]
n.
1. Johannes (Johann Hewel or Hewelke), 1611–87, Polish astronomer: charted the moon's surface and discovered four comets.
2. a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 mi. (160 km) in diameter.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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