Definition of Robert Boyle from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Robert Boyle

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(1627-91) a British scientist whose experiments and the way he wrote about them were ahead of his time. Before chemical elements were discovered, he suggested a theory of atoms, saying that things were made of 'corpuscles'. He is best remembered for Boyle's Law, which explains the relationship between the pressure and volume of gases.