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ˈyɜr kizyerkes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yerkes, Robert M. Yerkes, Robert Mearns Yerkesnoun

    United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)


  1. yerkes

    Yerkes typically refers to the Yerkes Observatory, a facility operated by the University of Chicago in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It is known for its 40-inch refracting telescope, which is the largest of its kind in the world. Additionally, it can be related to the Yerkes-Dodson Law in psychology, proposed by Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson, which illustrates the relationship between arousal and performance. It may also refer to Robert M. Yerkes himself, an American psychologist, ethologist, and primatologist who was a pioneer in intelligence testing and comparative studies of animal and human behavior.


  1. Yerkes

    Yerkes is a lunar crater near the western edge of Mare Crisium. In the past the interior of this crater has been almost completely inundated by lava, leaving only a shallow remnant of a rim above the mare. The rim is widest on the western and southern portions, and barely existent to the east, forming a thin curve in the surface. A low ridge runs from the north rim to Yerkes E in the north-northwest. The floor has a similar albedo to the nearby mare, so the feature is not sharply distinguished from the surroundings. To the east of Yerkes is the crater Picard, and farther to the north is Peirce.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yerkes is ranked #15560 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yerkes surname appeared 1,880 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Yerkes.

    95.7% or 1,800 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yerkes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yerkes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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