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Year the term “electricity” was first coined:

A. 1600
B. 1773
C. 1901
D. 1872

 

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d

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A

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First printed in Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica of 1646.

Chalmers, Gordon (1937), "The Lodestone and the Understanding of Matter in Seventeenth Century England", Philosophy of Science 4 (1): 75–95, doi:10.1086/286445

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D

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A

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D

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A

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1646

kkelly's picture
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And the answer is...

A: 1600

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Yes kkelly, I agree with you.

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Sir Francis Bacon!

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1600

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