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berg

[burg] /bɜrg/
noun, Oceanography.
1.
Origin of berg
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; by shortening

Berg

[berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2, 3] /bɛrg or, German bɛrk for 1; bɜrg for 2, 3/
noun
1.
Alban
[ahl-bahn,, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn,, ˈɑl bɑn/ (Show IPA),
1885–1935, Austrian composer.
2.
Patricia Jane ("Patty") 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
3.
Paul, born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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  • "Very likely Foger is working with berg," admitted Mr. Damon.

  • There go the Lancers of berg; you see their scarlet dolmans, don't you?

  • And if this—berg—thought him un-American for drinking an imported beverage, what of it?

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  • "I'm having the same, as a matter of fact," said berg mildly.

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  • berg and Lancaster sat in the rear, and the secret agent chatted all the way.

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British Dictionary definitions for berg

berg1

/bɜːɡ/
noun
1.
short for iceberg

berg2

/bɜːɡ/
noun
1.
a South African word for mountain

Berg

/bɜːɡ; German bɛrk/
noun
1.
Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885–1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
2.
Paul. born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980
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Word Origin and History for berg
n.

short for iceberg, attested from 1823.

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berg in Medicine

Berg (bûrg), Paul. Born 1926.

American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.

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