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British Dictionary definitions for bourbaki


  1. Nicholas Bourbaki the pseudonym of a group of mainly French mathematicians that, since 1939, has been producing a monumental work on advanced mathematics, Eléments de Mathématique
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  • Gambetta, Chanzy, Bourbaki, and Trochu were organising a desperate defence.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Bourbaki may relieve Belfort, but in that corner of France what is he to do?

  • Bourbaki yelled and pulled at the oars with all his might, encouraging the others.

  • He called out that Bourbaki was dead, and that we must come to the village.

  • General Bourbaki had withdrawn from the Lisaine on the 18th.

    The Franco-German War of 1870-71

    Count Helmuth, von Moltke