adjective see Galton

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • galtonian — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Sir Francis Galton + English ian : of or relating to the English scientist Francis Galton or his work …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galton — Galtonian /gawl toh nee euhn/, adj. /gawl tn/, n. Sir Francis, 1822 1911, English scientist and writer. * * * …   Universalium

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