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Bose

[bohs] /boʊs/
noun
1.
Sir Jagadis Chandre
[juh-guh-dees chuhn-druh] /dʒə gəˈdis ˈtʃʌn drə/ (Show IPA),
1858–1937, Indian physicist and plant physiologist.
2.
Satyendra Nath [saw-tyen-draw nuht] /sɔˈtyɛn drɔ ˈnʌt/ (Show IPA), 1894–1974, Indian physicist.
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  • It almost broke her heart to think that on the morrow Bose might have to be whipped.

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  • Now I take you Bose and drop you ovaire-board: you sink, you go home?

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  • I sink you Bose drown last night, but you have bonne fortune and escape.

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  • Presently he had passed over to where Bose was tied to the tree.

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  • Bose wagged his tail to indicate that he understood what was being said.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bose

Bose

/bəʊs/
noun
1.
Sir Jagadis Chandra (dʒəɡəˈdiːs ˈtʃʌndrə). 1858–1937, Indian physicist and plant physiologist
2.
Satyendra Nath (səˈtjɛndrə ˈnɑːθ). 1894–1974, Indian physicist, who collaborated with Einstein in devising Bose-Einstein statistics
3.
Subhas Chandra (sʊbˈhɑːʃ ˈtʃʌndrə), known as Netaji. 1897–1945, Indian nationalist leader; president of the Indian National Congress (1938–39); organized the Indian National Army, with Japanese support, in Singapore to free India from British Rule
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Word Origin and History for Bose

bose

n.

"to seek for hollows underground by ramming the ground and observing the vibrations," 1929, ultimately from Scottish word boss "hollow, empty" (1510s), earlier a noun meaning "small cask, wine flask" (late 14c.).

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Bose in Science
Bose
  (bōs)   
Indian physicist who derived the quantum statistics of photons by assuming that photons with the same energy were indistinguishable particles. His idea inspired Albert Einstein to apply the same concept to other particles, including atoms, predicting the possibility of Bose-Einstein condensates. Particles behaving in accordance with Bose's statistics are today called bosons.
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