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Adolphe Quetelet
Statistician, Academic, Astronomer, Author, Inventor, Person, Influence Node, Deceased Person, Name source

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences. His name is...

Body mass index
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The body mass index, or Quetelet index, is a measure of relative weight based on an individual's mass and height. Devised between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet during the course of developing "social physics", it is defined...