Definition of Boyle, Robert in English:

Boyle, Robert

proper noun

  • (1627–91), Irish-born scientist. Boyle put forward a view of matter based on particles which was a precursor of the modern theory of chemical elements and a cornerstone of his mechanical philosophy, which became very influential. He is best known for his experiments with the air pump, which led to the law named after him.

Pronunciation

Boyle, Robert

/bɔɪl/