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 Bacon Bacon

noun

  • () back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried  ( bacon )
    back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)  ( 1st Baron Verulam, Bacon, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans )
    English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
  • English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)  ( Bacon, Roger Bacon )
    English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)