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Binet

[bih-ney; French bee-ne] /bɪˈneɪ; French biˈnɛ/
noun
1.
Alfred
[al-frid;; French al-fred] /ˈæl frɪd;; French alˈfrɛd/ (Show IPA),
1857–1911, French psychologist: co-deviser of the Binet-Simon scale.
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  • Binet, his face slowly empurpling, glared at him in speechless stupefaction.

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  • He turned to greet Binet and Climene, who entered at that moment.

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  • "If I had not thought so, we should not have come," said Binet, and he began to eat.

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  • Of late—since joining the Binet Troupe—he had acquired the habit of smoking.

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  • As he entered Binet broke off short, and wheeled to face him.

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  • The men were already climbing into the house on wheels, when Binet turned to Andre-Louis.

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  • "You are indulging that acrid humour of yours again, my friend," Binet interrupted him.

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  • Binet asked him once in the course of that repast and during a pause in the conversation.

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  • It was as a consequence of this that Binet retired soon after, taking Andre-Louis with him.

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  • "I'll cut your ears for you if you're not civil," stormed the infuriated Binet.

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Binet in Medicine

Binet Bi·net (bĭ-nā'), Alfred. 1857-1911.

French psychologist. With French physician Théodore Simon (1873-1961), he developed (1905) the first widely accepted test for measuring intelligence.

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