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Gregory is a common masculine first name and family name. It is derived from the Latin name Gregorius, which was from the late Greek name (Grēgorios) meaning watchful .
Gregory is a common masculine first name and family name. It is derived from the Latin name Gregorius"which was from the late Greek name (Gr?gorios) meaning "watchful" derived from Greek gr?gorein meaning to watch
Gregory Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin, Greek, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Shakespearean
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is a retired American professional basketball player. A 7'1" center from the University of Kansas, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft. Dreiling carved out a ten-season career (1986-1997) as a reliable backup center, playing for the Pacers as well as the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers. He is now an assistant coach for the Mavericks.
was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer. It has been said that "Of the British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, Gregory was only excelled by Newton."[1In 1663 he published his Optica Promota, in which the compact reflecting telescope known by his name, the Gregorian telescope, is described. His system of Gregorian optics is also used in radio telescopes such as Arecibo, which features a "Gregorian dome".[The telescope design attracted the attention of several people in the scientific establishment: Robert Hooke, the Oxford physicist who eventually built the telescope, Sir Robert Moray, polymath and founding member of the Royal Society and Isaac Newton, who was at work on a similar project of his own.